Re: OT Food hoarding starts
- From: Zomby-Woof@xxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 14:32:17 -0400
On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 22:33:51 -0700 (PDT), Legend <livinnow@xxxxxxxxx>
On Apr 24, 1:22 am, "Joe_Z" <Jo...@xxxxxxxx> wrote:You really shouldn't think.
I saw on google today Sam's has a 4 bag limit on rice now along with flower,
oil, etc because of being bought out I guess, what's this pointing at? heh,
nothing to worry about but $50 bag of rice in 6 months :) peaceful posting
please and thanks for your comments...Joy
And excuse the OT, just curious...
I think we're pretty far from having to worry about a food shortage.
But, rice, flour...pretty basic items. Was it a national, or local,
limit? It could be the work of one or two large cults, if it's
centered on one or two areas.
The World's Food Supplies Have Collapsed ...
Worldwide stockpiles of cereals (wheat, corn, etc.) are expected
to fall to a 25-year-low of 405 million tonnes in 2008. That's down 21
million tonnes, or 5%, from their already reduced level last year.
U.S. wheat stockpiles are at a 62-year low, even though farmers
are planting from fence-to-fence. And with the U.S. dollar falling
fast, foreign buyers are lining up to scoop up as much of Uncle Sam's
grain as they can carry away. Wheat recently soared to the highest
price in 28 years.
Meanwhile rice, a staple food for three billion people, is
becoming increasingly scarce. World stores of rice have shrunk from
130 million tons eight years ago to today's stockpile of 72 million
tons ? enough for only 17% of annual global demand ....
Here's how screwy things have become: Filipinos in Canada are buying
all the rice they can find and shipping it to relatives in the
Philippines, where the dwindling stocks are protected in Army
warehouses. "Tortilla Riots" have hit scores of Mexican towns as the
masa ? corn ? costs double what it did a year ago, if you can find it.
"Before all else, be armed" -- Machiavelli
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