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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Prepare For The Worst As Worldwide Food Shortages Now Being Reported, Including In The U.S.

Prepare For The Worst As Worldwide Food Shortages Now Being Reported, Including In The U.S.
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While the causes differ, there is an extraordinary amount of recent reports regarding food shortages coming out of late, from a number of locations around the world, including the U.S..

Over 17 million people are currently in crisis and emergency food insecurity levels in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda, with another 12 million in across Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, suffering from food shortages, blamed on weather, and a decrease of expected rainfall received in the Horn of Africa, according to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).




In Yemen, over 2 million are in need of food aid, with 14 million labeled as "food insecure," with child malnutrition having risen to 63 percent, blamed on poverty, war damage, and a naval embargo by the Saudi-led coalition, with reports of people rummaging through rubbish to survive.

Food shortages in Tanzania is leading to increased political instability, reminiscent of the horror stories we have witnessed coming out of Venezuela over the past few years.

Europeans are also suffering from vegetable shortages, with reports that grocery shelves have been stripped of items such as green produce like lettuce, broccoli and spinach, with other shortages affecting zucchinis, eggplant, and peppers, with signs above the bins stating "Due to poor weather in Europe, there are availability issues on this product. To ensure we offer you the best quality there is a maximum purchase of 6 units."

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As the food shortage crisis deepens, prices for these items have also increased dramatically, with the Mirror.UK and other publications reporting a 140 per cent increase in the price of courgettes (zucchinis), a 122 percent increase for broccoli and a 63 percent increase for lettuce, with three supermarket chains rationing the purchase of fresh produce.

In the U.S. it is bacon that seems to be in short supply, as a report from February 1, 2017, states "the country's supply of frozen pork bellies—used for bacon—measured 17.8 million pounds. That's the lowest mark since 1957. Less than one year ago, mind you, America was rolling in bacon, with some 62 million pounds of frozen pork bellies."

So America's "stash" as they call it, of bacon has gone from 62 million pounds to 17.8 million pounds (some reports claim 17.7 million pounds) in just one year? That is quite a decrease. Even more shocking than the decrease of supply is the reason they are giving for it. They are claiming it is because "America, and the world, has been pigging out. Bacon consumption has risen so fast, it's been impossible for farmers to keep pace with demand."

While I would love to delve into how they explain why it is "obvious" that America and the world, has suddenly, in a years period, increased their consumption by triple, the point of this article is food shortages around the globe, and what generally follows  "food shock" events like those being reported on above, are food riots, governments toppled as they are warning about in Tanzania, and military intervention with horror stories such as babies starving as seen in Venezuela right now.

The majority of the causes listed are extreme weather events, which we have noted multiple times over the years, continue to increase we constantly see the headlines associated with storms or weather events of late using terms such as "record breaking." Economic issues are also a large factor in many locations across the globe suffering from food shortages, such as Venezuela.

While all the examples listed above have come from 2017 reports,  we are reminded of  a 2016 report by the National Intelligence Council, offering a dire warning that the demand for food would grow "by at least 35 percent by 2030."

What we are looking at is food inventories down to the point where Europe is rationing sales, yet demand for food is on the rise... anyone else seeing a problem heading our way?

According to the Farmers Report from February 2017, Europe isn't the only seeing issues with produce as the report shows that the Iceberg lettuce industry "as a whole is confronted with a supply gap, there is an issue with onions, supplies remain "tight," with Yellow Squash and weather has caused "tight supplies" with Zucchini.

There are lower inventories of shrimp, salmon, swordfish, king crab and snow crab.

Speaking of seafood, it is well worth noting how the issue of Fukushima radiation and its effects on the our oceans and sea-life, which was the topic of Steve Quayle's QCast on Sunday, has been severely under-reported in the media since 2011 when the earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused multiple nuclear reactor meltdowns, which in turn resulted in millions upon million of tons of radioactive water to be pumped into the ocean, which is decimating the food chain.


Whether it is extreme weather events or economic issues, people cannot live without food and water, and while many of us are grateful that President Trump seems to be bent of turning the U.S. economy around, his election alone cannot do it, there is going to be pain before this is all over. His election was not a magic wand that will made our $20 trillion in debt just disappear, nor our unsustainable benefit programs after decades of mismanagement and uncontrolled spending.

With rumblings now of trade and currency wars heating up, it is more important than ever to take a look around at what is happening all over the world, including here in the U.S., and prepare accordingly.

As Stefan Stanford pointed out just yesterday, the elite have  started preparing for "apocalypse," and since many believe they are the ones that are going to finally let everything crash, a total system reset is sure to follow, and with reports that sales of survival food and prepping supplies has "crashed under a wave of optimism," since Trump's election, it seems that many still do not understand the difficult times that are coming.

BOTTOM LINE

We have said it before and we will say it again, it is better to be prepared and not need it than to need it and not be prepared. To look at how many countries are suffering from food shortages, with recent reports showing parts of Europe are actually rationing some products, while the ocean sea-life is becoming decimated, and to believe it won't hit home eventually, is naive at best.

Exit Point- I still want to know where all the bacon went!

Why The Melted Fuel Under Fukushima Could Poison Our Planet With Nuclear Radiation For 1000s Of Years

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Six years ago, an absolutely devastating tsunami caused a triple meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power facility.  It was the worst environmental disaster in all of human history, and even though six years have passed since that time, nobody knows where the three melted cores are.  Just recently, authorities believe that they spotted some melted fuel underneath reactor 2, but even from a distance the level of nuclear radiation that was detected was being described as “unimaginable”.  Essentially what we are talking about are three enormous “dirty bombs” that are continuously emitting tremendous amounts of nuclear radiation into the air, water and soil.  Some of the radioactive elements that are being released have half-lives that are measured in tens of thousands of years, and so the poisonous effect of these “dirty bombs” could potentially be with us for generation after generation.
Personally, I don’t know why the big mainstream news outlets in the U.S. are almost entirely ignoring Fukushima these days.  Fox News did a story on the “unimaginable” radiation at Fukushima just a few days ago, but that was about it.
To me, it is certainly newsworthy that nuclear radiation inside reactor 2 at Fukushima is at the highest level ever recorded
Radiation levels inside a damaged reactor at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant have hit a record high, and are the worst since the plant suffered a triple meltdown nearly six years ago. The latest readings now pose a serious challenge as officials prepare to dismantle the stricken facility.
Radiation levels inside the containment vessel of reactor No. 2 at Fukushima has reached 530 sieverts per hour—a figure described by experts as “unimaginable.”
Previously, the highest level of radiation measured at Fukushima was 73 sieverts per hour, and just a small fraction of that amount would be fatal to most humans
Needless to say, this plant is not fit for human life. Just one dose of a single sievert is enough to cause radiation sickness and nausea. Exposure to four to five sieverts would kill about half of those exposed to it within a month, while a single dose of 10 sieverts is enough to kill a person within weeks.
At 530 sieverts per hour, the radiation is so intense that even robots can only last for a couple of hours in that environment.  The Japanese hope to eventually remove the melted fuel from these reactors someday, but first they have to figure out if it is even possible.
And the truth is that the level of radiation in reactor 2 may actually be far higher than 530 sieverts per hour.  That is because the recent reading was taken “some distance from the melted fuel”
The 530 sievert reading was recorded some distance from the melted fuel, so in reality it could be 10 times higher than recorded, said Hideyuki Ban, co-director of Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center.
Experts are also warning that the levels of radiation may be much higher than 530 sieverts per hour in reactors 1 and 3.  Nobody knows, because the melted fuel in those reactors has not even been located yet.
Even though so much time has gone by, there is still very much an urgency to this crisis.  In a newly published article, Mike Adams of Natural News explained why this is the case
In effect, Fukushima has become the world’s largest dirty bomb, and the remaining fuel rods could explode (achieve criticality) at any moment. Even right now, the radiation is so intense that robots built to explore the wreckage can only survive for a few hours before their circuits are destroyed. Thus, there’s almost no scenario in which Japan, Tepco or anybody in the world figures out how to clean up the wreckage, reclaim the melting fuel rods and reestablish control over the nuclear reactions that are still ongoing.
You can’t even successfully build a containment vessel on top of it all because the melting nuclear fuel has already burned a massive hole in the floor and is melting its way into the ground water.
What most people don’t understand is that the melted nuclear fuel under Fukushima is going to be with us for a very, very long time.  Some of the fuel rods contained plutonium-239, and plutonium-239 has a half-life of approximately 24,000 years
Do they think a one-meter hole magically appears in nuclear containment vessels due to random chance? No, it’s melting fuel rods, you morons. And some of that fuel is MOX fuel, which contains plutonium-239 that boasts a half life of 24,000 years. So sometime in the year 26000 A.D. the Fukushima nightmare will be HALF as toxic as it is right now. What a wonderful, progressive future to look forward to, eh?
Plutonium-239 is one of the most dangerous substances known to humanity.  As nuclear expert Steven C. Jones once explained, it would not take much plutonium-239 to kill every man, woman and child on the entire planet…
To give one an example of how lethal radiation is, one pound of plutonium evenly distributed into everyone’s lungs would kill every man, woman and child on Earth. There are literally “tons” of radioactive plutonium (among other radioactive elements) that have been released into the air and ocean environments since March 11th. Another critical fact to remember is that radioactive plutonium, for example, remains lethal (killing life) for thousands years as it has a half-life of 24,000 years. Some other radioactive elements such as uranium have a half-life of 4.47 billion years.
And remember, more radioactive material is being released from Fukushima every single day.  The following comes from an interview with Kevin Kamps, the radioactive waste monitor at Beyond Nuclear…
There are claims that “it’s all contained, don’t worry about it.” It is indisputable that there is a daily flow of radioactively contaminated groundwater into the ocean. The figures something like 80,000 gallons per day of relatively low-level radioactive waste water. Then you’ve got those storage tanks – we’re talking 800,000 tons of highly radioactive water stored in tanks. Every day they pour a hundred tons of water on each of these three melted down cores. Sometimes they lose those tanks. They leak, they overflow – it is an ongoing catastrophe.
Are you starting to understand how serious this is?
Once nuclear material escapes from Fukushima, it literally gets distributed all over the planet.
That means that it is getting into our air, our water and our food supply.
And I find it extremely interesting that the EPA was moving to dramatically raise the “safe limits” on radioactivity in our drinking water right at the end of the Obama administration.  The following comes from a Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility press release dated December 22, 2016
“Following Japan’s Fukushima meltdown in 2011, EPA’s claims that no radioactivity could reach the U.S. at levels of concern were contradicted by its own rainwater measurements showing contamination from Fukushima throughout the U.S. well above Safe Drinking Water Act limits. In reaction, EPA prepared new limits 1000s of times higher than even the Fukushima rainwater because ‘EPA experienced major difficulties conveying to the public that the detected levels…were not of immediate concern for public health.’”
Why in the world would the EPA do that?
Here are some more of the details
The documents obtained by PEER revealed that the EPA plans to raise maximum allowable limits of iodine-131, cobalt-60 and calcium-45 to more than 10,000 times the levels allowed under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Others would be hundreds or thousands of times higher under the new guidelines.
The agency’s justification for withholding the new proposed limits from the public until after the proposal had been adopted was that it wanted to “avoid confusion.”
Radioactive material is also getting into our food supply.  If you love to eat fish this next item may be a bummer, because it is being reported that radiation from Fukushima was recently found in salmon off the coast of Oregon…
Fish contaminated by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan have been detected 6,000 miles away of the US west coast.
Salmon carrying traces of caesium 134 particles – the so-called fingerprint of the Fukushima – were found by researchers in the seas off Oregon.
One we eat something that has been contaminated, radioactive material will often migrate to key organs in our body, and once it is there it can poison us indefinitely.  In a previous article I included a quote from author Helen Caldicott, the author of “Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe“.  I am including the quote once again in this article because it is absolutely imperative that we all understand the danger that we are facing…
Internal radiation, on the other hand, emanates from radioactive elements which enter the body by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption. Hazardous radionuclides such as iodine-131, caesium 137, and other isotopes currently being released in the sea and air around Fukushima bio-concentrate at each step of various food chains (for example into algae, crustaceans, small fish, bigger fish, then humans; or soil, grass, cow’s meat and milk, then humans). After they enter the body, these elements – called internal emitters – migrate to specific organs such as the thyroid, liver, bone, and brain, where they continuously irradiate small volumes of cells with high doses of alpha, beta and/or gamma radiation, and over many years, can induce uncontrolled cell replication – that is, cancer. Further, many of the nuclides remain radioactive in the environment for generations, and ultimately will cause increased incidences of cancer and genetic diseases over time.
The amount of cesium-137 that has been released at Fukushima is equivalent to hundreds of Hiroshima bombs.
But because we can’t see, touch, taste or hear the danger, to many people it may not seem real.
Nuclear radiation is a silent killer, and unless a miracle happens the consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster will be felt for generations to come.