Food Prices Jumped 10% in July, Making Inflation Figures a Joke

World Food Prices Jumped by 10% in July

People’s eyes glaze over if you tell them they need to have a supply of emergency food. Well, here’s a sobering fact that may jog those people to their senses.

The World Bank is reporting that world food prices jumped 10 percent in July.

From June to July, corn and wheat prices rose by 25 percent each, soybean prices rose by 17 percent, and only rice prices went down by 4 percent, the World Bank said.

“We cannot allow these historic price hikes to turn into a lifetime of perils as families take their children out of school and eat less nutritious food to compensate for the high prices,” World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said. “Countries must strengthen their targeted programs to ease the pressure on the most vulnerable population, and implement the right policies.”

“Africa and the Middle East are particularly vulnerable, but so are people in other countries where the prices of grains have gone up abruptly,” Kim added.

A severe drought in the United States has sharply cut corn and soybean yields this year, while a dry summer in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan has hurt wheat output.

Despite this, the World Bank has said its experts do not foresee a repeat of 2008, when a food price spike triggered riots in some countries.

This is why it’s important to a supply of emergency food for your family. You would be surprised how affordable it is to have a 1 Year Supply of Food for 1 Person

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Are Dimenishing Corn Yields Threatening the World Food Supply?

Are Dimenishing Corn Yields Threatening the World Food Supply?

The price of corn has a huge influence on the price of groceries. This is because nearly everything – from meat, to cereal, to the gas in your car – all of it depends on corn in one form or another. And because corn has surged in price to more than $8 a bushel (an increase of 74% since August 2010), farmers have concentrated on growing it instead of wheat and soybeans in order to maximize the return on their investment (and who can blame them?).

Lower supplies of wheat and soybeans have also driven the prices of groceries up, and struggling families are really feeling the emptiness of their wallets when it comes to their grocery purchasing power.

Top economists are predicting that retail food prices will rise an additional 4% next year, on top of the 4% rise in cost this year. It doesn’t help that we’ve had record heat waves and droughts as well, decimating crops across the country.

But let’s face it, food shortages and famines have been part and parcel of the human experience since time began, haven’t they? Well, yes they have… but not for this country. In fact, for quite a while food shortages and hunger have been foreign concepts to most of our people. Even the poorest among us have much more than the poor of other countries.

But there are warning signs looming, portents that show us that food shortages are not just about to occur…in some ways they’re being carefully orchestrated by a few select elitists and corporations who desire nothing more than total control over our lives.

And in order to prepare for this looming food shortage, we must begin by looking at the past. It’s only through studying the past–picking up patterns that go back in history–that we can begin to see those same patterns emerging and coalescing within our modern world.

For instance, the fall of the Roman Empire produced a famine which swept across the land and reduced the population of the city of Rome by 90% over a 400-year period. The similarity between ancient Rome and modern America isn’t a new subject; however, there are a few precursors to consider when comparing the two civilizations in terms of setting the stage for food shortages and famines.

For instance, the Roman government spent more than it could afford. (Does this sound familiar?) The military was over-extended. (Our military is in Afghanistan, Libya, and posts around the world…) Weak and corrupt leaders had overtaken the seat of government (this could be a statement for our predicament today!). And Rome was plagued by constant infighting… (Red states, Blue states… liberal, conservative… progressives, constitutionalists).

But most startling of all, Rome increasingly became an empire of heavy urban centers. In America today, only about 2% of the population actually works the land. Our age of industrialization has stripped the countryside of farmers and small family farms, creating an influx of people into our larger cities, and replacing those farmers with corporate giants who utilize improper farming methods (planting the same plants in the same fields, year after year…), who rely on chemical pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and most importantly, genetic manipulation to produce their nutrient-deficient crops, all which are beginning to result in fewer and fewer adequate crop yields.

It’s imperative that you protect your family from the inevitable break-down in society that is just around the corner.

Store a supply of emergency food today. Think of it as insurance for your family.