Many experts have been explaining the record inflation the US is facing simply on ‘supply chain issues’ caused by COVID-19, but these disruptions in the supply chain were not merely a spontaneous effect of a pandemic.
In early 2020, the federal government declared a national emergency, and the entire country shut down for months, which produced the initial supply chain issues that led to many of the problems we’re experiencing today.
Eventually, the majority of the medical community conceded that the imposed shelter-in-place policies caused more deaths than if there were no shutdowns at all, yet every institution continues to act as if it was the virus — not their reaction — that produced these problems.
The issues that lockdowns caused soon worsened after the federal government — advised by the CDC — printed a record amount of money, injected trillions of dollars into the economy, and then introduced a moratorium on the payment of rent and mortgage.
These actions worsened the record business closures and worker shortage, which further exacerbated the supply chain issues. As bad as everything is now though, it seems like somehow it’s about to get a lot worse.
Over the past few months, dozens of food processing plants have either exploded or caught on fire. Barns have also been ‘spontaneously’ bursting into flames, and tens of millions of chickens have been exterminated since November of last year.
On March 21, a Walmart distribution center in Indianapolis, IN caught fire, requiring over 350 firefighters to extinguish it. In February an explosion caused significant damage at Shearer’s Foods in Hermiston, OR, and in April, a food processing plant in Salinas, CA suffered a large fire, leading to local evacuations. Additionally, small planes have also crashed into two food processing plants in Idaho and Georgia within weeks of each other.
These are just a few examples of what many are calling an ‘attack’ on our food supply chain while it is already in an extremely vulnerable state.
The Guardian recently released a detailed analysis of a mass culling at a plant in Rembrandt, Iowa, in response to a new ‘Bird Flu threat,’ which was previously believed to be contained within the borders of Asia. The report states that after detecting a single case of avian influenza, overnight, the factory slaughtered more than 5 million chickens using a gruesome killing method. The slaughter of at least 5 million hens at Rembrandt is the largest culling at any factory farm in the country. Now, meat processing plants across North America are bracing for what experts fear could be a catastrophic loss of poultry.
According to another article from the New York Times, another 27 million birds were culled due to the bird flu which scientists say they are using PCR tests to detect.
The popular news site Heavy.com also reported on the culling:
“As of early April, the outbreak had caused the culling of some 23 million birds from Maine to Wyoming… we have diagnostic tests for much more rapid and improved detection of avian influenza compared to 20 to 30 years ago, using molecular diagnostics such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests – the same method labs use to detect COVID-19 infections.”
In addition to this, Northern Ireland is planning to kill off more than 1 million sheep and cattle to meet its new legally binding ‘climate emissions targets.’
According to a report from the Guardian, Northern Ireland will need to kill more than 1 million sheep and cattle to meet new climate targets after passing its first major climate act.
The massive reduction in farm animals is based on a legal requirement under the act for the farming sector to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and reduce methane emissions by almost 50%.
Meanwhile, in Australia, pork supply is set to plunge as Japanese encephalitis has been reportedly detected across piggeries. Around 30 New South Wales piggeries have been affected so far by the mosquito-borne virus and 11 people have been infected, with three deaths nationwide.
“They have had huge impacts on production — up to 60 to 80 percent of production impacted in some sites,” said NSW Department of Primary Industries chief veterinary officer Sarah Britton.
“It’s also the mental health impact on the people, because there’s been a lot of stillborn or abortions or abnormalities in piglets … which can be very stressful seeing … day in, day out.”
The disease has no impact on the safety of consuming pork, but Dr Britton said production losses were likely to affect availability.
The ongoing war in Ukraine also has had a massive effect on shipments of fertilizer and wheat, as Russia and Ukraine are part of the top 5 exporters of wheat to the world.
Because of this, Lebanese mills are quickly running out of wheat as Lebanon, Syria, and countries in Africa head towards seemingly inevitable famine. China, the third-largest exporter of fertilizer in the world, banned exports of the product last summer, reportedly in an effort to ‘keep domestic food prices low.’
India has also announced they have banned exports of the crucial crop. The government said it would still allow exports backed by already issued letters of credit and to countries that request supplies “to meet their food security needs.”
The US is the number 2 wheat exporter in the world, but recent agricultural reports conclude that U.S. winter wheat is at its lowest condition rating in over a decade, and the USDA reports 69% of total U.S. winter wheat production is currently in drought zones.
Additionally, according to a report from CF Industries — a leading global distributor of fertilizer — Union Pacific notified the company that they will be limiting shipments of fertilizer by nearly 20% during the spring planting season.
In March, Tony Will, the chief executive of CF Industries, warned: “My biggest concern is that we end up with a very severe shortage of food in certain areas of the world.”
Moreover, during a recent ten-hour hearing for the Surface Transportation Board on April 28, railroads announced that they have dropped around 25-30% of their workforce at the height of a transportation crisis. Many employees also implied there might be a strike coming.
Beginning in 2020, a string of countless barn fires occurred across America and in Europe, in what media outlets called a ‘strange anomaly,’ similar to the fires and explosions at food processing plants happening today.
According to the Animal Welfare Institute, more than 1.6 million farm animals, including nearly 1.3 million cage-free hens perished in the fires, and the 2020 tally of farm animal deaths from barn fires is the highest annual total since AWI began tracking barn fires in 2013.
Throughout 2021 and into 2022, an even higher rate of barn fires seems to be occurring, with many of them started by arson.
Interestingly, the FBI recently warned that currently there is a ‘high risk’ of farms also being targeted in cyber attacks, which would also heavily affect the food supply of the country.
The FBI highlighted a ransomware attack that occurred in March of 2022, on a multi-state grain company that provides seed and fertilizer, and also cited several other attacks that took place in November of 2021, the same month several barn fires occurred.
In May of 2021, there was reportedly a cyber attack against the Colonial Pipeline, which controls 45% of fuel in the Eastern U.S., and led to a panic buying of gas. A month later, there was a large ransomware attack on the world’s largest meat processing company, JBS, which escalated concerns about the potential for a spike in meat prices and food supply.
The attack forced JBS to shut down several plants in the U.S. and Australia, which rattled beef markets, and according to John Hoffman, a senior research fellow at the Food Protection and Defense Institute, the attack has continued to reverberate.
Cyber-attacks have also hit tractor makers. According to the security ledger, a recent cyber-attack has disrupted the operations of AGCO/Fendt, a major manufacturer of agricultural equipment.
Additionally, the increased price of oil has an obvious trickle-down effect on transportation and adds to the already surging cost of food. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the cost of food is already at the highest point ever adjusted for inflation.
To make matters worse, Russia recently announced that they will be completely shutting off their gas supply to Poland and Bulgaria, which experts say will lead to a 24% increase in European gas prices.
As Finland and Sweden move to potentially become a part of NATO, Russia has also warned they would cut energy supply to those countries as well.
If everything highlighted above doesn’t seem bad enough, truckers are now growing increasingly concerned over the severe diesel fuel shortage causing a devastating impact on the delivery of food there’s a shortage of.
According to industry experts, all signs point to a diesel fuel shortage on the East Coast that is about to cripple an already fragile supply chain.
“We’re really headed for a bad situation if we can’t get this fixed,” Joe Cain, a truck driver told WBAL-TV 11 News. “As an owner-operator, you might have to stop driving at all, but I have to go work for something else. We don’t know, we might all be on unemployment.”
According to trade publications, diesel supplies on the East Coast are now the lowest in almost 20 years. Truck associations say with diesel fuel now surpassing labor as the industry’s No. 1 expense, the coming fuel shortages could be devastating.
“If we don’t have diesel, then we can’t run,” Louis Campion, president, and CEO of the Maryland Motor Truck Association told WBAL-TV 11 News. “It’s giving them concern, that’s certainly giving us a lot of concern about the potential and ability to purchase fuel at the pump or rationing on fuel or anything that could occur.”
Too Big of a Coincidence to be Just a Coincidence
A top Biden official said recently that the global food shortage would push farmers toward green energy. “Never let a crisis go to waste,” said USAID Chief, Samantha Power.
“Fertilizer shortages are real now because Russia is a big exporter of fertilizer. Even though fertilizer is not sanctioned, less fertilizer is coming out of Russia,” Power explained. “As a result we’re working with countries to think about natural solutions like manure and compost and this may hasten transitions that would have been in the interest of farmers to make eventually anyway. So never let a crisis go to waste.”
President Biden’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm made similar remarks at a clean energy summit back in March.
“This crisis in Europe, and the crisis our allies are facing and the reduction of supply of natural gas and oil from Russia creates a moment that we should be acting,” Granholm said.
The prolonging of war in Ukraine with the US and NATO continuously sending arms, as well as the pipelines being shut down by the Biden administration, appear to be deliberate actions that are also further causing a devasting impact on the global food supply.
In April of 2021, the Biden administration escalated a decades-old climate program that pays farmers not to farm. The plan, known as the Conservation Reserve Program, takes land out of production for 10 to 15 years.
Last year, the administration rebranded the $2.3-billion Conservation Reserve Program, now a key tactic in its effort to cut agriculture’s ‘carbon footprint,’ responsible for reportedly around 10 percent of the U.S.’s greenhouse gas emissions.
According to reports from March of 2022, a similar state-level plan was launched in California, a state that had the highest agricultural receipts in the United States in 2019.
In 2012, many media outlets were predicting that climate change would create food shortages and “turn the world vegetarian by 2050,” and in 2019, the UN warned that lack of water due to climate change would cause mass food shortages.
These are just a few of the strange ‘warnings‘ that have been occurring for the past several years now.
In March of 2022, Larry Fink, the CEO of Blackrock, warned what he called the ‘entitled generation’ to brace for the shock of food shortages and higher inflation. Around the same time, experts alerted Americans that they will pay an extra $433 a month on average for basic goods in 2022.
Around the same time at the World Government Summit of 2022, Klaus Schwab, the head of the World Economic Forum, stated that ‘global energy systems, food systems, and supply chains’ will soon be ‘deeply affected.’
Just a few days earlier it was reported by Bloomberg that Joe Biden informed the world that they will experience food ‘real’ shortages as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“It’s going to be real,” Biden said at the news conference in Brussels. “The price of the sanctions is not just imposed upon Russia. It’s imposed upon an awful lot of countries as well, including European countries and our country as well.”
In April, Rockefeller Foundation President Rajiv Shah provided Bloomberg Television’s David Westin with a timeline of when the “massive, immediate food crisis” begins. He said, “in the next six months.”
Astrophysicist David Friedberg explained in a recent viral TikTok video that the world operates on just a 90-day food supply and that the current trajectory will ‘almost certainly lead to widespread famine’ by the end of 2022.
“When you have a shortage in a food supply like this of just a few [percentage] points, suddenly there is a real risk. And we already have about 800 million people on Earth who are subsisting on below 1200 calories a day.”
“Not only is the current wheat supply in Russia/Ukraine blocked up and can not make it to countries like [those in] Africa and elsewhere, but the future planting season is now increasingly at risk. That is 15% of global calories,” he explained. “The whole planet Earth operates a 90-day food supply, that means that once we stop making food, humans run out of food in 90 days.”
“Our food supply excess, our capacity is about 25% of global production. So, if our global production goes down by 15%, we’ve lost half of our total food supply,” Friedberg explained. “It will not happen linearly across all nations. What happens is the vulnerable nations lose their food supply first as the rich countries buy that food supply to secure their population’s calories.”
“Right now, we are reducing food supplies, stocks, around the world. There are strategic reserves getting opened up. As that starts to get diminished, and the production numbers come out… and God-willing we have good weather this year… regardless, it is going to be a humanitarian disaster within a year. And we will see hundreds of millions of people go starving.”
The United States government once held vast grain reserves in silos across the country. By 2015 the US national grain reserves were basically completely wiped out. Reports say this was primarily due to globalization, and the 1996 abolishment of our national system of holding grain in reserve. In 2008, the USDA decided to liquidate what was left of the national grain reserves into its dollar equivalent.
According to recent reports, parents across the United States are struggling to find baby formula amid a shortage after retailers have begun rationing the tins.
“At retailers across the U.S., 40% of the top-selling baby formula products were out of stock as of the week ending April 24, a new analysis from Datasembly, which tracked baby formula stock at more than 11,000 stores, shows. National out-of-stock levels jumped nine percentage points, from 31% to 40% between April 3 and April 24.”
This nationwide shortage of baby formula comes amid a nationwide recall of Similac powder, and a shutdown of Abbott Laboratories after the reported death of an infant who reportedly tested positive for a dangerous bacterial infection, after consuming Similac.
According to a report from the Daily Mail, Abbott says the plant is safe and was not responsible for bacteria that killed two kids – but FDA refuses to reopen it as parents across the US struggle to feed their babies.
There have been quite a few strange ‘simulations’ that have also been conducted lately, peculiarly right before their related major world events occurred.
In October of 2019, the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation co-organized a tabletop simulation exercise called ‘Event 201,’ on a worldwide coronavirus epidemic. Videos were posted to the center for health security’s website documenting the exercise.
According to the center for health security, Event 201 was a tabletop simulation meant to simulate an outbreak of a novel coronavirus transmitted from bats to pigs to people that eventually leads to a severe pandemic.
In addition to this, the World Economic Forum hosted a string of tabletop exercises entitled ‘Cyber Polygon’ aimed at preparing the world for cyberattacks on critical infrastructure, before many of these major attacks even happened.
At the time — before the World Economic Forum deleted the breakdown of the exercises from their website — the group led by Klaus Schwab warned that this new crisis would be “even more significant economic and social implications than COVID19.”
Another simulation from 2015 called ‘Food Chain Reaction—A Global Food Security Game,’ has also been highlighted by internet users
During this exercise, 65 international policymakers gathered at the World Wildlife Fund’s headquarters in Washington DC to game out how the world would respond to a future food crisis.
The game, which occurred in 2015, took the players from the year 2020 to 2030. The simulated decade brought two major food crises, with prices approaching 400 percent of the long-term average. During the exercise, global food shortages happened in 2022, and the EU suspended its environmental rules for agriculture and introduced a tax on meat.
The most concerning result of the game aside from the global food shortages was a simulated deal between nations to institute a global carbon tax to ‘cap CO2 emissions in 2030.’
In December of 2021, we reported on one of the plans launched by a new group called the ‘Intrinsic Exchange Group‘ (IEG) that promises to save us from this catastrophe once and for all. With the help of multinational corporations, billionaires, and the UN, the IEG will rescue the planet by grabbing land in developing nations and turning it into endless profit by creating ‘Natural Asset’ corporations.
Allegedly, NACs will use the funds from these newly obtained and monetized natural assets to help fight climate change by ‘preserving’ the rain forests, mountains, and lakes mostly abroad. They also vow to change the “conventional agricultural production practices” of farms to make them more efficient and sustainable. But, the creators of NACs concede the ultimate goal is to extract trillions in profits from natural processes such as photosynthesis, apply intrinsic values to natural processes, and then monetize them.
Multilateral development banks (MDBs), such as the World Bank, leverage the debt of developing countries to force them to privatize public assets and sell them off. Another way this land grab can be accomplished is by using powerful international groups like the UN to pressure developing countries to deregulate and open up their land for privatization due to the ‘urgent life-threatening’ menace of climate change.
The Rockefeller Foundation is among the top donors for the IEG, and other groups involved are the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), and Michael Bloomberg’s New Economy Forum.
Bloomberg’s ‘New Economy’ forum is led by Bill Gates, Henry Kissinger, and Penny Pritzker, as well as a dozen other board members with ties to multinational banks like Goldman Sachs. Former Governor of the People’s Bank of China Zhou Xiaochuan, as well as the founder of Binance, are on the board as well.
An analysis by The Land Report found in January that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates owns 242,000 acres of farmland in the US, making him the largest private-farmland owner in the country.
Gates’ farmland portfolio was mostly acquired in the last couple of years, and stretches across 18 states, according to the report. His biggest holdings are in Louisiana (69,071 acres), Arkansas (47,927 acres), and Nebraska (20,588 acres).
In 2017, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation also pledged $300 million to ‘help low-income farmers in Asia and Africa adapt to climate change.’
According to an Insider report, in 2011 the Oakland Institute made one of its investigative reports public regarding billionaires buying up land in Africa. The OI stated that the amount of land being purchased in the continent ‘concerned them,’ and that hedge funds and other foreign firms have been acquiring large swathes of African land, often without proper contracts. In the same year, the BBC published a headline titled ‘Hedge Funds Grabbing Land in Africa.’
The OI report concluded that the acquisitions had displaced millions of small farmers and is “creating insecurity in the global food system that could be a much bigger threat than terrorism,” the report said.
According to another report, one of Gates’ investment firms also purchased about 25,000 acres near Phoenix, part of which was to be transformed into a suburb with space for 80,000 homes. Gates is not alone, recent viral news reports indicate that corporations Like BlackRock are buying up thousands of homes and entire neighborhoods, further pricing Americans out of the market.
The interest these billionaires have in this land abroad is not just the infinite lucrative potential of NACs, it also includes precious metals and minerals.
Whenever there is a manufactured global problem — Coronavirus, Ukrainian war, climate change — there is usually an immediate global solution offered. The only problem is that the manufacturers of the global problem have to make the people desperate enough to accept their proposed solution.
Making them hot during the summer, cold during the winter, and hungry year-round just might be enough.
“When there is food on the table there are many problems. When there is no food on the table there is one problem”. – Chinese proverb.