Things More Worrisome than AGW: Food Security

Opinion:

by Solutions From Science

This is America, right? The land of plenty, a nation blessed with abundant supplies and resources. In a country like America, we’d like to think that no one should go hungry. We not only have charitable pantries and soup kitchens, but the government offers social welfare benefits in the form of food stamps for those families that are struggling to get by. We have special programs for women and children in need.

No one should go to bed hungry, or have to choose whether to feed themselves or purchase other life necessities, like medicine and clothing, right?

Yet even here…

…even now…

…especially now…

Many Americans live in food insecure households…1

Most of us have a vague notion of this. We might even know families and households that are struggling in this economy to make ends meet. However, even in the struggling, we’d like to think that the number of hungry individuals is relatively low. Well then, the following might surprise you. According to a USDA report and summarized at the Feeding America Organization:

  • In 2009, 50.2 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 33 million adults and 17.2 million children
  • In 2009, 14.7 percent of households (17.4 million households) were food insecure.
  • In 2009, 5.7 percent of households (6.8 million households) experienced very low food security.
  • In 2009, households with children reported food insecurity at almost double the rate for those without children, 21.3 percent compared to 11.4 percent.
  • In 2009, households that had higher rates of food insecurity than the national average included households with children (21.3 percent), especially households with children headed by single women (36.6 percent) or single men (27.8 percent), Black non-Hispanic households (24.9 percent) and Hispanic households (26.9 percent).

In 2009, 7.8 percent of seniors living alone (884,000 households) were food insecure.Understand that starvation and hunger aren’t crises in the making.
They are already real threats to our country and have been for a long time.

But now they have the undeniable potential to get a lot worse, growing into a threat that could reach into all of our pantries and cupboards and threaten all of our food supplies. What I’m talking about isn’t a matter of poverty or low income. What I’m talking about is the imminent threat of food shortage in America.

And it’s brought to you courtesy of

… your government

…corporate agribusiness

… the International Money Fund

… and the World Bank

All wrapped up in one nice, neat United Nations flag…

To get to the beginning of all this, the modern thought behind famines, the attempts by man to control not just the civilian populations but the entire path of a country’s development, and the tyranny and despotism that develops as a result, you’d have to go back in history hundreds of years to an Anglican clergyman from the 18th century whose philosophies had more than a minimal influence on such modern thinkers as Charles Darwin, John Maynard Keynes, Karl Marx, and Mao Zedong.

A fusing of Malthusianism and Darwinism formed the philosophy of Social Darwinism, an idea that the survival of the fittest could be applied to human society as a rationale for any sort of cruelty or neglect of fellow human beings. What followed was the evolution of thought that led to eugenics, the idea that undesirables should be weeded out of the human gene pool and either forcibly sterilized or put to death.

What we see are those same principles at work today, yet in a much more benign wrapping, yet no less insidious.

For example:

  • Henry Kissinger advocated food aid be extended or denied based on the U.S. security interests, and whether underdeveloped countries were actively attempting to “control their population growths.” 2
  • Among the first-time statements at the World Population Conference in Bucharest, Romania in 1974, was the assertion that the sovereign right of each nation to set its own population policies is “to be exercised … taking into account universal solidarity in order to improve the quality of life of the peoples of the world.” For the first time population growth of individual countries would be tied in global population growth overall.3
  • From the Plan of Action of the World Population Conference: ” 1) Governments should integrate population measures and programs into comprehensive social and economic plans and programs and their integration should be reflected in the goals, instrumentalities and organizations for planning within the countries. A unit dealing with population aspects should be created and placed at a high level of the national administrative structure… and 2) Countries which consider their population growth hampers attainment of their goals should consider adopting population policies– through a low level of birth and death rates.” 4

So now that we know that the United Nations has been actively looking at “population control measures” since as early as 1974, how are those measures being carried out today?

  • Through “financial aid” offered through the World Bank and International Money Fund which effectively enslaves poorer nations in a spiraling debt that cannot be paid back, destroying their economies and starving the populations;
  • Through price controls and government programs which pay farmers not to farm fertile land in order to control populations and create a dependent citizenry, and then when the economy crumbles, snatch those subsidies and price controls away;
  • Through an aggressive campaign to move rural people into urban areas, consolidating the food supply into the hands of the few corporate agribusinesses;
  • And promoting class warfare to destroy the foundations of capitalism and our constitutional republic’s governmental system of checks and balances in order to consolidate power into the hands of the few.

This is how the corporate giants, big banks, and the political elite are attempting to control not just our lives, but to also do away with every God-given freedom enshrined in our Constitution.

In short, we are the pawns on a giant, globalist chessboard…

… and we’re about to be checkmated…

Don’t think that’s possible? Let’s look at some serious statistics:

  • An article ran in USA Today on May 2, 2008, with this sobering news: “U.S. government food surpluses have evaporated…Because of the current economics of food, and changes in federal farm subsidy programs designed to make farmers rely more on the markets, large U.S. reserves may be gone a long time.
  • According to USA Today’s November 30th, 2010 article and the U.S. Department of Agriculture: “The U.S. Department of Agriculture is predicting that food prices this year will rise 0.5% to 1.5%. Next year, the forecast is for an increase of 2% to 3%…it’s not as reasonable when you look at some individual items or categories, such as meat and dairy, where the jump is significant. Pork, for example, is up 13% from a year ago; butter is up 25%; and milk has risen 6%, according to the USDA. To consumers, many of whom are still struggling financially, the increase can seem unbearable”
  • According to the USDA, fewer than 2% of Americans farm for a living today, and 83% of us are crammed into non-food producing urban areas

That last statistic is the most telling… and the most relevant. We as Americans don’t grow our own food anymore. We depend on other people and other countries to do it for us. And, as a nation, that’s coming back to haunt us. This year, Fox News has already reported on food shortages, and the impact that the decline in the global food market is having in American supermarkets. We’re seeing shortages in corn, rice, coffee, flour, and wheat–the basic staples to our diet! And, according to the UN, world food prices have shot up to record highs. (Surprise! Surprise!)

Prices are rising and supplies are dwindling. America is about to experience a massive food shortage that could leave many of her citizens hungry and unable to feed themselves.

1- Hunger and Poverty statistics from the Feeding America organization, from the USDA report on poverty

2- Kissinger, Henry. National Security Study Memorandum (NSSM 200), Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests, December 10, 1974.

3- Ibid. Page 64.

4- Ibid. Page 68

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