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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Food Crisis ~ Soon to unfold!

Food Crisis ~ Soon to unfold!

"This article states that a new and virulent agricultural fungus, previously found in Yemen and East Africa, has invaded major wheat growing areas of the Middle East. The infestation has put Iran on high alert along with several other important cereal producing countries close by, including Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kazakhstan. The disaster is unfolding at a time of mounting global agricultural shortages and the lowest global grain stockpiles recorded for decades. The fungus is called UG99 or Puccinia graminis."

Today population is around 6.4 billion people. The Earth's population has doubled since 1960. When you look at what this creates it may astound you. We live in a world of global trade. The entire world relies on its trading partners. Not one nation could make it on its own now. The world is just too big, too overpopulated. There is a looming crisis right in front of us.

To feed our growing population we will need to double all current food production. One major problem is with crop production itself. Climate change and many new plant and tree diseases have threatened our crops. Science is even currently trying to save the limited varieties of good seed that we have left. People are now eating more eggs and poultry than ever while nearly a third of chicken breeds are at risk of extinction.

Most of the well fed Americans are not even aware of where our food comes from or how it is being grown. Food is grown with man made chemicals and in polluted soils. Many of the chemicals involved in producing food are very dangerous and their long term effects are not even known. Much of this has contributed to the cause of extinction danger to many food varieties. In the United States 90 percent of our historic fruit and vegetable varieties have vanished. Sound amazing? Well its true! Jesus Christ warned His church that there would come great global famines, pestilences and disease right before He returns.

What about wheat? Right now a fungus known as Puccinia graminis is spreading across the globe. The fungus is a mutating and powerful strain. Here is the catch, 90 percent of the world's wheat is defenseless against this fungus. Pestilence is usually caused by great food shortages. Mass malnutrition is already on the rise here in the United States. This along with the growing population makes for a perfect recipe for disaster. Science has also noticed that current antibiotics are becoming ineffective and resistant to disease.

People today do not believe that a famine could occur here in the United States. They are wrong. Today we get a lot of food from overseas. As trading wars increase due to unstable economies world wide we could see great food shortages here in the United States. Unequal distribution of food increase is the primary problem facing our planet.

Great famine is coming to this planet when the third horse makes it's final ride around the globe. “And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny; and three measures of barely for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.” [Revelation 6:5-6]

Only those in God's true church will find safety.

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  1. The Huffington Post | By Brianna Elliott

    Coffee, almonds and apples are just a few foods whose continued production is under threat due to climate change. But the implications of a changing climate have a much broader impact on global food supply, according to a new report.

    The new report, which Oxfam released Monday, warns that climate change threatens to delay the fight against world hunger for decades. The threat of climate change on food is much worse than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimated in their last report in 2007.

    Oxfam, a global confederation of 17 organizations fighting poverty and hunger, analyzed whether the world is prepared to meet food demands in a changing climate. The report's release comes just ahead of the publication of the next portion of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report, which will focus on climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation.

    "What Oxfam is discovering more and more in our work to address hunger and poverty globally is that climate change is one of the single biggest threats to winning the fight against hunger," Heather Coleman, Oxfam International's climate change policy manager, told The Huffington Post. "The reason for that is because of growing food insecurity."

    From production to prices, the threats climate change poses to our food supply are significant. The report cites examples where extreme weather has already affected agriculture, such as the ongoing and historic droughts in Brazil and California. The latter produces nearly half of all fruits, nuts and vegetables grown in the U.S., according to the Oxfam report.

    Oxfam also estimates that global food prices could double by 2030, with a shifting climate responsible for half of that rise. And in the next 35 years, there could be 25 million more malnourished children under the age of five than there would be without climate change affecting food availability, said Coleman.

    To understand just how vulnerable our global food supply is to climate change, Oxfam analyzed ten gaps that measured how prepared -- or unprepared -- 40 food-insecure countries are to tackle climate change impacts. Those gaps include the amount of money for adaptation, the availability of irrigation for crops and the level of access to agricultural research.

    The report also notes steps that nations and individuals can take to reduce the impacts of climate change on world hunger and food. These include cutting greenhouse gas emissions and creating international agreements that address both climate change and hunger.

    "Right now, the level of investment in developing countries in terms of adaptation and preparedness measures is only at 2 percent of what has been estimated as the need," Coleman said. "The bottom line is that the rich countries in the world have not delivered on the support that they have agreed is necessary to provide the resilience that communities need globally, and this will not only have an impact on hunger, but also global insecurity."