Hunger in America is Closer Than You Think

Depression-era mother and children

Photo: Library of Congress, taken by Dorothea Lange

Depression-era mother and children

In the US, we do not spend much time worrying about hunger. That’s why it may surprise you to learn this:

“1 out of every 8 children under the age of 12 in the US goes to bed hungry every night”

One out of eight equates to 12.5%. Here’s something else that may surprise you.

“Some 38 million people in America are considered “food insecure”, which means they have trouble finding the money to keep food on the table.”

We have somehow gotten the idea that America is exempt from the famine that plagues a large part of the world. We have always had thousands of food items available to us at the supermarket, and we always will. That may change in the near future.

Food Safety

Let’s look at the safety of our food supply and how food shortages could occur in this country:

  1. Since 1933, farmers have been paid, by the US government, to not produce food. Have you ever heard of anything so ridiculous?
  2. Four agricultural conglomerates control 80% of the farming activity in the US. Their only interest is in profits, not food safety.
  3. Most food today comes from a factory, not a farm.
  4. Conditions are so dangerous and so unsanitary in most slaughterhouses that workers are constantly under the threat of infections and illness.
  5. Most food today contains antibiotics, hormones, and chemicals. Because of this, most Americans don’t know or can’t remember what untainted food tastes like.
  6. Executive Order 10999 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms. Although it is unfathomable for most people to think the government would ever withhold food from its citizens, the potential is there.
  7. At least 70% of supermarket food contains GMO foods.
  8. Most supermarkets have at most, 3 to 4 days of food. If anything happens along the way to keep the trucks from restocking the shelves, shortages occur.
Store Today, Survive Tomorrow

The only way to guarantee that your family will have food in a time of crisis is to store it. Freeze dried food is an excellent way to store high-quality food. It has been proven to last over 25 years when stored in favorable conditiions.

Protect your family today with food you may need tomorrow.

 

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