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7 Reasons Food Shortages Will Become a Global Crisis

April 13, 2011

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By Activist Post

Food inflation is here and it’s here to stay.  We can see it getting worse every
time we buy groceries. Basic food commodities like wheat, corn, soybeans, and
rice have been skyrocketing since July, 2010 to record
highs.  These sustained price increases are only expected to continue as
food production shortfalls really begin to take their toll this year and

This summer Russia banned exports of wheat to ensure their
nation’s supply, which sparked complaints of protectionism.  The U.S.
agriculture community is already talking about rationing
corn over ethanol mandates versus supply concerns. We’ve seen nothing yet in
terms of food protectionism.


1. Extreme Weather: Extreme weather has been a major problem for global
food; from summer droughts and heat waves that devastated Russia’s wheat crop to
the ongoing catastrophes from ‘biblical flooding’ in Australia and Pakistan.
And it doesn’t end there.  An extreme
winter cold snap and snow has struck the whole of Europe and the United
States. Staple crops are failing in all of these regions making an already
fragile harvest in 2010 even more critical into 2011.  Based on the recent past,
extreme weather conditions are only likely to continue and perhaps worsen in the
coming years.

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