Is A Catastrophic Food Shortage Coming To America And The World?
Is A Catastrophic Food Shortage Coming To America And The World? by: Daniel Jennings for Off the Grid News
Extreme weather could create a catastrophic food shortage in America. In fact, people all over the world could starve because of destructive weather in the American Midwest.
In fact, catastrophic weather is destroying vast amounts of food in America’s heartland. For example, farmers lost thousands of tons of grain when floods destroyed just five grain bins in Iowa, Strange Sounds reports.
Meanwhile, Missouri farmers lost 850,000 bushels of corn in the collapse of one bin in March. Moreover, floods are destroying $400 million worth of livestock and $440 million worth of crops in Nebraska.
Weather Will Drive Food Prices Up
Notably, Fremont County Iowa farmer Jeff Jorgenson lost over a million bushels of corn and nearly 500,000 bushels of soybeans to flooded grain bins, Strange Sounds notes.
Importantly, Jorgensen tells the Associated Press, “the economy in agriculture is not very good right now. It will end some of these folks farming, family legacies, family farms.”
Moreover, food prices could rise because the weather is driving farmers out of business. Indeed Jorgensen predicts, “there will be farmers that will be dealing with so much of a negative they won’t be able to tolerate it.“
Catastrophe In Midwest Can Cause Shortage Of Food Worldwide
Ultimately, catastrophe’s in America’s heartland could trigger global food shortages. In fact, America is the world’s top food exporter shipping $139.5 billion worth of agricultural products in 2018, Share America estimates.
Moreover, just three countries; the United States, China, and India, grow more food than the entire European Union, Investopedia calculates. Consequently, bad weather in any of those countries will lead to scarcity of foodstuffs.
Importantly, some scientists believe food production in the Midwest will collapse in 2035. Specifically, Jeff Hatfield believes it will be harder to grow crops in the Midwest because of increasing insects, flood, and rising temperatures.