What to Do if You Face a Food Shortage or No Food

What to Do if You Face a Food Shortage or No Food

What to Do if You Face a Food Shortage or No Food

“That bowl of soup—it was dearer than freedom, dearer than life itself, past, present, and future.”

~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn, One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich

Introduction: Why is It Important that You Prepare for the Worst?

In this section, I will discuss the importance of preparing for the worst. We can’t always predict when a food shortage or food crisis will happen. However, it is important that we prepare for the worst so that we are not caught off guard and unprepared in case it does happen.

I will also talk about some of the factors that contribute to these food shortages and crises. I’ll provide some examples of how these crises have happened in other countries and what has been done to help them recover from these crises.

And, for example, we’ve now got 45 million people in 38 countries on the brink of famine. You may see an increase in general prices of food– from 38% to 40%. But in some places it’ll be a tough 100-200% increase.

And I’m happy to give you an example: In Yemen, 8 million people are already experiencing severely reduced meals by 50%. Conditions are similar in Chad, Niger, and Mali.

Lots of people are now talking about how they want to migrate from countries in Central America such as El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras because the cost of living keeps on going up.

If you don’t get the food to reach people in need, there will be famine which causes deep destabilization of nations and then mass migration.

What Happens When You Run Out of Food?

What do you do when you run out of food?

Food shortages and high food prices now seem like a certainty. The global food price index hit its highest recorded level in March 20222, rising 12.6% in just one month.

On the whole, the cost of food is about 30% higher in March 2021 than March 2019. Prices rose by 9% in 2021 and another 4.5%-5% are expected within the next 12 months

The first thing that most of us would do is to go to the nearest grocery store to buy some groceries. But what if there was no food in the store? What if all the grocery stores in your city were closed because there was a nationwide shortage of food?

This may sound like an extreme situation, but it has actually happened before. In fact, it has even happened in recent history.

The unprovoked war in Ukraine has disrupted their food industry. The world’s supply of food will also be affected, experts say:

David Beasley, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme, said Ukraine grows enough food to feed 400 million people around the planet — until Russia invaded the country

Prepare For a Food Crisis by Developing Your Own Plan

People always ask me about how to prepare for a food crisis. I have been through one before, and I know that it is not something you want to experience.

One of the most important things you can do is develop your own plan. You should start by learning how to grow food in your home or community garden, so that you can provide for yourself and your family when there’s no food to be found.

However, there are other reasons that underpin the conflict apart from Russia’s actions. The hyperinflation of the Ukrainian currency had already been on the rise for a while before Russia annexed Crimea. This has been caused by uncontrolled printing of fiat currencies.

Governments’ COVID responses have also caused a global supply-chain chaos and the crises still span to this day.

Planning for Expletive Situations – What You Need to Know

The world is currently in a famine. The United Nations World Food Program estimates that the number of people worldwide suffering from hunger will rise to over 800 million. It’s hard to know for sure what might happen in the future, and it’s important that we’re prepared for any potential calamity.

It’s true that inflation was ramping up before the outbreak of COVID, which is why the Central Banks made a bad decision to print too many fiat currencies.

Governments’ responses to the COVID virus have been disruptive for international trade. To what extent the services will be affected for now is unclear.

The government of Ukraine has banned the export of wheat, oats, millet, buckwheat and cattle. Russia has also banned exports of fertilizer.

The Russian Federation and Belarus’ contribution of global exports of potash to the world is around 40%. It is one of the essential raw materials for modern agriculture.

Russia alone exports about 48% of the world’s ammonium nitrate, and combined with Ukraine, they export around 28% of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertilizers. Experts estimate that prices for these materials could go up by as much as 50%.

Experts argue that long-term solutions lie in organic regenerative farming which does not use any chemical inputs.

Serious Fertilizer Shortage Looms

Together, Russia and Belarus provide a large amount of the global exports of potash which is an essential additive in many different fertilizers. They also export around half the ammonium nitrate and though it is mostly exported by Ukraine combined with Russia, they are responsible for exporting a quarter of the nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.

There’s been a lot of talk recently about Russia’s ban on fertilizer exports, which is expected to cause prices to double. Some farmers are experiencing especially bad repercussions and will have trouble paying their bills because they rely heavily on selling this product. For the others that can’t afford the starter kit needed to produce fertilizer themselves, they’re going to have no choice

Practical Tips on How to Stockpile Food and Water in Case of Disaster

It is very important to prepare for the worst-case scenario. This is why it is necessary to stock up on food and water in case of disaster.

This way you can be prepared and avoid panic if a disaster happens.

Some people believe in storing enough food and water to last them up to three weeks. Others believe that they should only store enough for a few days or so. It all depends on how much space you have at your home, how much money you have, and how many people live in your home.

Best Emergency Food To Keep at Home

In the event of an emergency, it is important to have a few emergency food items on hand. The following are some of the best emergency food items to keep at home.

There are many different types of emergency food and kits that can be purchased. However, there are a few that stand out from the rest. These include:

– MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) – these come in a variety of flavors and can last for up to 3 years on the shelf. They also come with utensils, which is always helpful in an emergency situation.

– Freeze dried foods – these are lightweight and easy to store and carry with you if needed.

Food shortage is a problem that has been around for a long time. There are many reasons for food shortage, but the most common ones are-

-Lack of food production due to natural disasters or climate change.

-Lack of food transportation due to natural disasters or climate change.

-Lack of resources to produce enough food because of natural disasters or climate change.

-The demand for food exceeds the supply because of population growth, lack of water and land, and other factors.

The world is in need for sustainable solutions to this problem so that we can ensure that there will be enough food available in the future as well as provide people with nutritious foods so they can live healthy lives.

Charles Lamm

Traveler, writer, walkabout soloist, coach, and speaker. I hope my writings can help you embark on your own walkabout solo journey. Practice poverty now to be able to withstand the challenges ahead.

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