Margaret Schaut

One more conservative viewpoint on the world at large.

Feast or Famine? Inflationary Recession Affecting Food!


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As our economy has deteriorated into an inflationary recession gaining steam, with an inflationary DEPRESSION on the horizon; and Homeland Security in concert with the FDA and USDA have trashed our local farms, destroyed our food producing communities like the Amish, with AT BEST ‘overzealous’ enforcement of unnecessary regulations and monitoring devices, there has been an insidious creep of food insecurity that terrorists could NEVER accomplish without the help of Big Brother.

From family and friends in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I heard that wheat is actually being rationed. Now I hear that wheat is being rationed in Massachusetts. While the UP of Michigan may be a ‘backwater,’ NOBODY thinks that Massachusetts is one.

This news is getting much worse by the day. There are reports that there are only ten weeks left of supply, which only takes us to the beginning of the growing season.

We are hearing of panic buying of U.S. wheat.

Investors, losing their shirts in the criminal financial markets, have discovered food crops as the next ‘great’ profiteering opportunity and have therefore more than doubled the price of futures. “Wheat futures for March delivery rose 30 cents, or 2.8 percent, to a record $10.93 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade. The contract rose the 30-cent exchange limit for five straight days. The 16 percent gain this week is the biggest in history.”

If you haven’t figured it out by now, if these people don’t care if you and your family are homeless, as long as they can make their money off of you, they ALSO won’t care if you starve.

We are being told to ‘Forget the oil! The NEXT big crisis is FOOD!’

So, what are the reasons that YOU have to worry about food now? Will your grandmother starve because her SS won’t cover the higher food prices AND higher utilities and rent?

The first is, of course, the profit-taking of the futures market. The rich who can afford to play with futures to get their ‘fair share’ don’t care what they do to the rest of the market. They WANT higher and higher prices to increase their profits.

Corporate agri-business. It has already driven most small family farms out of business, and with this sub-prime mortgage mess, many farmers are ‘losing their shirts.’ Whether you want it or not, the ‘powers-that-be’ want to pursue genetic modification of foods like corn, and they’re FORCING it on us. “Mr. Coxe said crop yields around the world need to increase to something close to what is achieved in the state of Illinois, which produces over 200 corn bushes an acre compared with an average 30 bushes an acre in the rest of the world.”That will be done with more fertilizer, with genetically modified seeds, and with advanced machinery and technology,” he said.

Genetically modified foods do NOT grow their own seeds, no farmer anywhere can save out seeds for next year’s crops. The seeds MUST be purchased from agribusiness, guaranteeing a minimum PROFIT to corporate agriculture, no matter what happens. If corporate agriculture owns all the best farm land, and all the crops, they can EXPORT ALL OF OUR FOOD to the highest bidder, regardless of the needs of our own country. Corporate agribusiness has created entire lakes of animal poo, contaminating underground water supplies and endangering everyone around. Genetically modified crops have killed butterfly populations, contaminated other fields and has generally run riot over the safety and security of our food supply, all the while accepting huge payouts from our government to NOT grow food on land agribusiness has set aside, to keep prices high enough.

Yes, environmentalists have demanded that we pursue ethanol as an alternative fuel source, but there is NO REASON it should contribute to the destruction of our food supply because only the stalks and extra material need be used to create ethanol. The food itself can, and should remain within the food supply. Why isn’t it?

This dangerous and terrible overregulation of food production by our government, ‘justified’ by only TWO isolated cases of mad cow disease, and the drumbeat of terrorism fears affecting food supplies, is just hyperbole designed to get the public to allow the complete take over of our food production sources. As the Amish are discovering, there is no reasoning with these departments, and civil and constitutional RIGHTS to property, to religion, to privacy are GONE.

Soon the biblical prophecy of ‘a days wages for a quart of wheat’ will not just be ‘pretty words,’ but a genuine reality, thanks to our ANTI-CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT and those who are profiteering at YOUR EXPENSE.

This is the path of an inflationary depression, with food prices skyrocketing as wages, wealth and equity dissolve into thin air. Thanks to Homeland Security and the USDA, YOU CANNOT EVEN GROW FOOD FOR YOURSELF ANYMORE.

A new crisis is emerging, a global food catastrophe that will reach further and be more crippling than anything the world has ever seen. The credit crunch and the reverberations of soaring oil prices around the world will pale in comparison to what is about to transpire, Donald Coxe, global portfolio strategist at BMO Financial Group said at the Empire Club’s 14th annual investment outlook in Toronto on Thursday.”It’s not a matter of if, but when,” he warned investors. “It’s going to hit this year hard.”

We MUST get rid of Homeland Security’s hold over our food supply. We must END the regulations that strangle our farmers and destroy our ability to feed ourselves. Only Ron Paul has even ADDRESSED THIS ISSUE in an intelligent manner. The rest of our candidates haven’t even NOTICED the crisis, much less thought about how to address it.

How are YOU going to feed YOUR family as this worsens? Grandma has already been living on dogfood and noodles for a year…

A Perfect Storm of INSANE governance and unnecessary suffering for… what?

Hold on to your hats- this is going to get UGLY.

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1 Comment»

  Rudy wrote @

If you take a look around your pantry and start reading labels on just about anything that comes in a box or package, you’ll be amazed at how many things contain wheat in some form. If you want bread, muffins, biscuits, etc, you’ll need to stock up on flour (FAST, before the word gets out to the masses), put a bay leaf in it to keep the bugs out. If you want pasta, get a pasta maker. Cereal lovers may have to settle for oatmeal. With an economic meltdown sure to hit this fall, I’m afraid we’re going to be living in a sci-fi movie turned reality TV, except their won’t be any popcorn.


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