Floods And Drought Devastate Crops All Over The Planet – Could A Global Food Crisis Be Coming?

Michael Snyder – The End of the American Dream May 21, 2019

It looks like global food production could be well below expectations in 2019, and that could spell big trouble in the months ahead.  In recent weeks, I have written extensively about the problems that we have been experiencing here in the United States.  As many as a million calves were lost to the flooding that hit the state of Nebraska in March, farmers have planted less than half of the corn that is normally in the ground by this time of the year, and a lot of the crops that have been planted in the middle of the country are really struggling due to extremely wet soil.  But it isn’t just the United States that is facing a very troubling year.  Earlier today, one of my readers sent me an article entitled Global food crisis ahead as extreme weather events devastate crops and fields around the world which I would encourage everyone to read.  In that article, we are told that after the worst drought in 116 years Australia has actually been forced to import wheat.  And according to the Guardian, this is the first time in 12 years that this has happened…

Australia is planning to import wheat for the first time in 12 years after drought across the eastern states saw grain production fall 20% last year.

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources confirmed this week it had issued a bulk import permit to allow wheat to be brought in from Canada to be processed for the domestic market.

Normally, Australia exports a tremendous amount of wheat.

In fact, they were the fifth largest exporter of wheat in the entire world last year.

But now they are having to bring wheat in from Canada, and that is a very ominous sign.

The article on Strange Sounds also detailed crop failures in Italy, France, Mexico and Argentina.  I will not reproduce all of that information here.

But one major crop failure that was missed in that article is the massive rice crop failure in the Philippines

More than P350 million worth of damage on rice crops due to drought was recorded by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA)-Capiz.

Per damage assessment report as of May 10, OPA information officer Florie May Castro said the damage on rice crops already reached P358,452,650 in the entire province of Capiz due to the dry spell.

All over the world, crops are being devastated by floods, drought and colder than expected temperatures, and many are desperately hoping for a return to normalcy for global weather patterns.

Things are particularly bad in North Korea.  At this point, hardly any rain at all has fallen so far in 2019…

The rainfall is the lowest amount since 1982. Thus far in May, North Korea has seen 0.02 inches of rain. However, Pyongyang City, Nampho City, Kangwon Province and North and South Hwanghae provinces have seen no rainfall.

According to KCNA, if precipitation for the rest of May does not exceed 50% of the average annual precipitation, North Korea’s January to May rainfall totals will be about 3 inches, the lowest amount ever recorded for that time period.

With so little rain, farmers have had an exceedingly difficult time growing anything at all, and at this point the nation is facing an enormous food deficit

Adding to the struggles is a widespread food shortage. The United Nations reported earlier this month that North Korea has a food deficit of 1.36 million metric tons. The 2018-2019 food crop production is an estimated 4.9 million metric tons, the lowest since the 2008-2009 season.

On top of everything else, let us not forget that African Swine Fever is absolutely devastating the global pig population.

According to the Hill, it is being projected that 200 million hogs could die from the disease in China alone…

Pork prices are expected rise as African swine fever decimates Chinese pigs, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

McDonald’s, Burger King, Jimmy Dean and Dunkin’ all reportedly expect sausage and bacon prices to rise this year as China has to import pigs to make up for the 200 million hogs that are expected to die from the disease.

To put that in perspective, that is more pigs than the entire U.S. pork industry produces in an entire year.  For much more on this ongoing crisis, please see my previous article entitled ‘“An Estimated 150-200 Million Pigs” Have Been Hit By A Global Plague Of Biblical Proportions.

Here in the United States, endless rain and unprecedented flooding have been the biggest problems.  The previous 12 months have been the wettest in all of U.S. history, and the middle of the country just got hammered by yet another series of severe storms

Heavy rain, high winds and hail has swept across the central states, bringing devastation to the region during a brutally wet spring period, leaving 22 million people braced for more flash flooding.

Four million residents were under a flash flood ’emergency warning’ on Tuesday morning, including in Oklahoma, where as much as five feet of water entered homes in Hominy, to the northeast of the state.

Some 22 tornadoes have been reported so far across Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Missouri, while rescue crews in boats pulled at least 50 people from flood waters as heavy downpours inundated roads and homes, said Oklahoma Emergency Management Agency.

Our planet is changing, and global weather patterns are going to keep shifting.  The “new normal” is going to look a whole lot different from the “old normal”, and we all need to get prepared for a very uncertain future.

Even during the good years, the world has really struggled to feed everyone.

Now that we are facing catastrophic crop failures all over the planet, what will we do?

Many believe that a global food crisis is looming, and without a doubt U.S. consumers will soon be paying much higher prices when they visit the grocery store.

About the author: Michael Snyder is a nationally-syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is the author of four books including Get Prepared Now, The Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters. His articles are originally published on The Economic Collapse Blog, End Of The American Dream and The Most Important News. From there, his articles are republished on dozens of other prominent websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so. The more people that see this information the better, and we need to wake more people up while there is still time.

 

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8 responses to “Floods And Drought Devastate Crops All Over The Planet – Could A Global Food Crisis Be Coming?”

  1. Moshe Solomons on his radio show has said for some time.
    The supermarkets are all jewish owned, it is a cartel, they are not in competition.
    When the balloon goes up they will all shut their doors, it is said that the average man is 3 meals away from revolution, you can tax him all you want, even send his kids to die in wars for the jews but if he misses 3 meals
    he will revolt, this is long planned and why the jews funnelled in milions of muslims, they want a civil war, and are already laughing about it.
    Supermarket foods contain 50 carcinogenic additives from Aspartame to Monosodium Glutemate, the word carcinogenic means cancer causing.
    Moshe said it wont afect us as we eat kosher.
    Bilderberg ceremonies have dealt with how to cull the world population by half
    and dispose of the useless eaters for some time
    PS buy your foods from farmers markets

  2. weather has been a weapon for some years.
    The British RAF caused the floods of 1952 killing many of their own people.
    N Korea has been attacked in many ways, the USA is said to have been trying to starve the people, like they did to japan forcing them into w w 2
    If one governments does not like another government, is it right and fair to starve and bomb that other governments people ?

  3. And you left out what could be the most catastrophic unnatural event ever in the history of the US- The Oroville Dam collapse which is about 9 feet away from happening ….

  4. The sky is falling! Gloom and Doom! The end of thee world is nigh!

    The world temperature rise since the start of the Inustrial Revolution in 1750 has been ONE DEGREE C, in 270 years, and that is assuming it is possible to accurately measure the temperature of the whole planet.

    Carbon Dioxide is a TRACE GAS, at 1 part in 2500 of the atmosphere.

    These Fearmongers are making perdictions, and the one thing you can bet on is that predictions are not likely to come true.

  5. Six times prophecies in steps of twelve years and the planet will be at its end.
    We are still living, the planet is still there, the arctic’s ice is growing, the planet is getting more and more greener because of enough CO2.

    The Cabal decided to give all the political Pinocchios in the world a hand and started many summers ago with Chemtrails to interfere with the weather and our climate.
    The complot started in the Club of Rome (UN).

    On call, demand, The Cabal can let it freeze when they do not like you.
    On call, they let it rain and create floods in a terrible way if they do not like you.
    On call, they keep it dry for months to start a starvation if they do not like you.
    On call, they poison our soil, our food growing on the fields from the sky.
    Nowadays it is also possible the mass can poison itself voluntarily by using for instance Round Up in their fields, gardens to get rid of “weed”.
    On call, they beam in the heath-beams and burn down entire areas if they do not like you.
    They can brake dams, create floods, storms, hurricanes, tornedos, droughts, rains, snow, colds, freezing while it is summer, descending temperatures, etc.

    But, they can also start deceases from the sky down onto the earth.
    Or by vaccinations starting with babies and children and later also adults.
    Starting a Swine flu or starting Bird Flu somewhere is no problem for them.

    And all these events and occassions starting from a Remote Point on the Planet have a goal.
    It could be to let Big Pharma make more profits out of the weather, deceases, illness.
    It coiuld be to force political decisions they want to happen in their advantage of course.
    It could be as a decoy towards another goal.

    It could be used to start a new tax with their latest hobby Climate Change and thru that way to collect thru the climate CO2-hoax = the CO2-worldtax. The first one as a starter.
    It could be to force more tax money from taxpayers globally.

    The dark events can be countless by geoenigineering. It is a real threat to mankind.
    And the crown of their satanic work now is 5G. Everybody is holleballoo about 5G.
    The Cabal is LTAO. Again the stupid mass is glad to voluntarily kill itself by proudly using 5G. 5G was designed and was used in praxis as a Weapon of Mass Military Destruction by Radiation in times of war. How glad the consumer he/she is “now allowed to use it to suicide themselves”.

    Allegedly the politicians are not wiser. They are dum and remain dum as long as the Benjamins are flying in on their accounts.

  6. The world 50,000 years ago was covered with 90 percent forests, making the oxygen level of the atmosphere 40% as compared to the present 21%. _ a drop of 50 percent. This drop is much more drastic than the increase in carbon which doesn’t even amount to one percent. The lower oxygen level is the cause of the ozone hole, as ozone is created in the upper atmosphere by lightning, In addition, the lowered oxygen levels – leaving the earth unprotected from ultraviolet radiation – which is the real reason behind the extreme heat. We should expect many more floods, due to deforestation, and for that matter colder winters because the atmosphere is too thin to keep the cold of outer space (420 below zero) during winter. Many countries are now solving the problem by greening their desert areas, such as Australia, Africa, and Bhutan.

  7. The world 50,000 years ago was in an ice age. The ice came down as far as London and Washington DC. (That sounds good to me).

    Over the past one million years the ice ages have lasted about 100,000 years with interglacial periods of about 15,000 years. We are living near the end of the present interglacial period. So the main danger is a new ice age,

  8. Hogwash just another hoax. Swine flu! What total bullshit.
    Ozone hole? Remember that one, so where is it today?
    AIDS we were told that by 2015 2/3 of the world population will be dead, they aren’t.
    I live in Africa and we do not have entire villages wiped out by AIDS, total bullshit.

    Why is it that when an American comments I can detect it almost immediately as s/he can’t spell, is not very literate, cannot express themselves so all the rest of the non American speaking world can understand. Much of their language is slang, I just read the word ‘Moxy’ and had to look it up in an English dictionary and it doesn’t exist.
    Why is it that Americans are almost always aggressive to others who comment on websites.
    I feel so sorry for the non pleb American having to live in America and deal with the proletariat.

    Oh and by the way the climate has been changing for at least millions of centuries. that which we are going through is not climate change (permanently) it is perfectly normal, it is that we only remember this life and judge everything we have come to understand, rightly or wrongly based upon a letter box view. At least some judge based upon this letter box view, others are just big mouths, without critical judgement.