Alert: The 2010 Food Crisis IS HERE – Are We Ready?


by Eric deCarbonnel

Last December, I published a major article ( *****2010 Food Crisis for Dummies***** ) explaining why the world was heading towards a major food crisis in 2010. Well, the 2010 Food Crisis IS HERE!

Shortages have driven up prices and we are now entering the next stage of the food crisis. Some of my long time readers will remember my March follow-up entry ( *****2010 Food Crisis Taking Shape***** ) in which I laid out the three stage of the food crisis.

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… What is going to happen next is simple:

A) Prices will rise driven by growing shortages.
B) The fear of price collapse in soybeans will fade away and doubts about the USDA will grow (ie: “if the USDA’s numbers are right, why are prices still going up?”). As end-users try to get out of their underbought and oversold positions, the price rises will accelerate.

C) Panic explodes as faith in USDA numbers collapse. Everyone becomes a spot buyer.

Stage A of the food crisis (shortage-driven price spike) has occurred. Now we are entering stage B (confusion, growing doubts in government estimates, accelerating price rises). This is confirmed by Kory Melby, who asks the question I have been waiting for: Where Are the Soybeans?

Where Are the Soybeans?
29 Jul 10

Cash soybean bids remain firm in the interior of Brazil.

Soybean crushers do not have enough soybeans to make it until November.

Soybean crushers are bidding a negative margin to secure cash soybeans.

Exciting Stuff Happening In Grain Markets
Modbee reports that wheat prices surged in July by the biggest amount in a half-century.

last updated: July 30, 2010 11:05:52 PM

Wheat prices surged in July by the biggest amount in a half-century as severe drought in Russia and other former Soviet republics destroyed grain crops.

Wheat prices rose $1.97 a bushel, or 42 percent, this month and are at their highest level since September 2008.

Agweb reports about exciting stuff happening in grains.

Strong Market Closes Mark Uptrend
By Linda H. Smith

“We have exciting stuff happening in grains,” says Jerry Gulke of the Gulke Group. “You almost have to see it on paper to believe it. I don’t remember when I’ve seen all commodities look this bullish at once.”

Gulke learned long ago that you can’t argue with the technicals—the charts often tell you something is going on in the markets that you can’t readily appreciate in the fundamentals. The charts for wheat, corn, soybeans, bean oil and maybe bean meal all are now long on both a weekly and monthly basis, he says. “This generally means we will see an upward bias for the next 12 to 18 months.”

“It could be we are in about the same situation we were in 2008,” says Gulke. “Now, we need something catastrophic to happen to not be in a bull market.”

AP reports that wheat prices end July with huge monthly gain.

Wheat prices end July with huge monthly gain
By TALI ARBEL (AP) – July 30, 2010

NEW YORK — Wheat prices surged in July by the biggest amount in more than a half century as severe drought conditions in Russia and other former Soviet republics destroyed grain crops.

If the gains continue, U.S. shoppers could see a bump up in prices of cereals, breads and pastas made with wheat. American wheat farmers, meanwhile, are going to get a boost in income, said Scott Irwin, professor of agriculture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Wheat prices have risen $1.97 a bushel, or 42 percent, this month and are at their highest level since September 2008. Its the biggest gain for wheat contracts according to records dating back to 1959, according to the Chicago Board of Trade.

With no immediate end in sight for the drought in Russia, wheat prices could continue to rally. That makes it more likely that the surging wheat could wind up affecting prices for bread, said Ephraim Leibtag, an economist with the USDA’s Economic Research Service.

The lack of rain and extreme heat in Russia has already destroyed about 20 percent of the country’s grain crop in key growing regions, according to Russian officials. Russia is a major exporter, but analysts say there are rumors that the country may cut off its exports, boosting demand for the remaining grain stocks in the U.S. and other major grains producers.

Droughts are also afflicting Kazakhstan and parts of Ukraine, while heavy rains have damaged the Canadian wheat crop. The Canadian Wheat Board estimated that the 2010-11 yield would be the lowest since 2002 because about 13 million acres were either left unseeded or destroyed by heavy rains.

Expectations for a global wheat crop smaller than last year’s helped propel prices for wheat up by 5.4 percent on Friday alone. September wheat rose 34 cents to settle at $6.615 a bushel.

“Undoubtedly this will be good news in Nebraska, out there in the West, on the Great Plains,” Irwin said. If farmers switch acreage from soybeans and corn to wheat, that could also drive an increase in the price of those commodities as supply shrinks, ultimately leading to higher meat prices for livestock producers and shoppers, he said.

Below is the latest from Nogger. (Again, visit Nogger’s blog to keep up to date about the 2010 food crisis. It has great coverage of everything agriculture.)

Friday, 30 July 2010
German Production Estimates Cut

Hamburg-based Toepfer have reduced their German crop production estimates quite sharply from last month saying that the cold winter delayed crop maturity. In addition “dry conditions in the last six weeks and the extremely high daytime temperatures have affected the yield potential of crops in many places,” they add.

Friday, 30 July 2010
Ukraine To Import Wheat In 2010/11?

Reports suggest that Ukraine will only manage to harvest “a maximum” of 8 MMT of milling wheat this year, well below domestic consumption of 11-12 MMT.

Having aggressively marketed and exported wheat of all grades throughout 2009/10 it will come as no surprise to hear that official records of milling wheat ending stocks from last season appear to have got lost in the post.

One report I am reading suggests that the cash-strapped Ukraine’s already have commitments to export 3 MMT of milling wheat this season.

The maths on this one certainly don’t add up. Even is this week’s hastily introduced new regulations on exports effectively bars this 3 MMT from leaving Ukraine will clearly run out of milling wheat by spring.

The country is estimated to produce 38-40 MMT of grains this year, down 13-17% from last season’s 46 MMT.

Friday, 30 July 2010
What Will This Afternoon Bring?

You’d have expected a profit-taking month-end sell off normally, but things suddenly aren’t “normal” any more. Early calls for CBOT this afternoon are higher: corn up 2-4c, wheat up 8-10c, soybeans up 6-8c. …

Friday, 30 July 2010
What Will Tomorrow Bring?

Sharply higher global wheat plantings based on these prices that’s for sure. Is anyone reading this old enough to remember the dim and distant past of 2007/08? What a year that was, you’ll never believe it right, what happened was prices went through the roof just like now.

Friday, 30 July 2010
IGC Issue Revised Export Figures

[Propaganda efforts are getting increadibly desperate and obvious.]

The senile old duffers at the IGC have revised yesterday’s export numbers before the ink has even had time to dry.

They’ve just heard that there’s a drought going on in Russia, which they seem to think might have a negative import on exports out of the region this year.

They didn’t hear about the drought until today as the regular carrier pigeon they usually use is on holiday, and they’ve got a student in to cover for him.

They’ve dropped their July 2010-June 2011 Russian grain export estimate from yesterday’s 15.8 MMT to 13.4 MMT today. To help balance that they’ve upped US exports by 2.5 MMT to 82.9 MMT.

Can you smell something funny?”

[USDA-lead propaganda is falling apart in the face of reality…]

Saturday, 31 July 2010
Wheat Monthly/Weekly Stats

It’s been a stunning month for wheat, with Friday’s impressive CBOT close apparently pushing wheat there to its largest monthly gain since 1959, with London and Paris wheat not too far behind:

Commodity Month Fri Cls Weekly Gain Monthly Gain
CBOT wheat Sep10 661.50 +65.25 (+10.9%) +181.25 (+37.7%)
Paris wheat Nov10 195.25 +15.50 (+ 8.6%) + 49.50
London wheat Nov10 142.50 + 8.55 (+ 6.4%) + 35.25
Paris corn Nov10 178.50 +10.50 (+ 6.3%) + 29.25
Paris rapeseed Nov10 367.25 + 0.50 nominal + 37.50
Paris barley Nov10 201.00 +11.00 (+ 5.8%) + 38.50

World buyers are having flashbacks to 2007 and 2008
Agweb reports that world buyers are having flashbacks to 2007 and 2008.

Wheat, once again posted the largest percentage gains overall in our table. Continued weather problems in the FSU and Europe are still fueling the rally in wheat. Now that the spec funds have painfully bought back all of their short positions in wheat, some have “got religion” and are aggressively buying the market in an attempt to make back the money they lost. World buyers are also having flashbacks to 2007 and 2008, when hoarding behaviors by net exporter countries made food staples like wheat and rice very expensive and hard to buy. On paper the world stocks of wheat are still much above 2007 levels, but once burned is twice shy as they used to say. …

Weather Woes Around the World

Agrimoney reports about signs of crop damage and lower yields in German.

German yield fears help wheat prices to new highs
By – Published 22/07/2010

Wheat prices hit their highest for nigh on two years in Europe, and rose above \$6 a bushel in Chicago, after farmers reported fears of yield losses of up to 20% in Germany because of dry weather.

Farming association Deutschen Bauernverbandes, or DBV, said that
wheat yields in the European Union’s second-ranked producer of the grain would be “10-20% down on the year”.

Initial harvest results had shown signs of crop damage and lower yields, notably in areas with lighter soils, where the impact of this year’s prolonged dry weather had been particularly severe.

While the DBV did not make a production estimate, the decline implied by the data is greater than many of the forecasts so far being factored in. FO Licht analysts earlier this month estimated the German wheat crop at 24.86m tonnes, only 300,000 tonnes lower than last year’s.

Agrimoney reports that Argentine wheat joins list plagued by dry weather.

Argentine wheat joins list plagued by dry weather
By – Published 26/07/2010

Argentina has emerged as the latest country to face potential setbacks over wheat, with adverse weather threatening its recovery from a century-low in plantings.

“A new concern is bubbling up in Argentina. It is dry,” US broker US Commodities said, noting that 79% of the South American country’s intended wheat acreage had been planted as of last week. Typically, farmers have all but finished sowings by now.

The concerns were echoed by Rabobank analysts, who warned of
a “great deal of uncertainty” regarding Argentina’s wheat crop, South America’s biggest, and one typically drawn on by regional importers such as Brazil.

“Dry conditions in some areas of the country, especially in the south and west of the wheat region, might prevent planting intentions from being fully realised,” the bank said.

Dry weather has already cut hopes for crops in the European Union, Western Australia and, in particular, Kazakhstan and Russia, sending wheat prices jumping on international markets.

More hot weather

Russia and Kazakhstan, and potentially eastern Ukraine, are set for further hot and dry weather, with some areas forecast to receive temperatures of up to 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42 degrees Celsius).

“The forecast for the week does not remain optimistic… with a further rise of expected temperatures,” Agritel, the Paris-based consultancy, said, adding that temperatures in Russia had hit record highs on Saturday.

Benzinga reports that problems in grain producing regions.

… Corn/Wheat/ Soybeans are all trading significantly higher as the drought conditions in southern Russia continue and with little if any prospects of relief in the very near future. Summer crops require rain however, in Russia’s case, and in the case of Kazakhstan and the Ukraine the lack of grain during July has put the summer grain crops there in very real danger.

China and Canada have a very different problem which is the exact opposite of drought, these two countries have suffered heavy rains in the grain producing regions, which has limited farmer activity or has devastated what was planted. The strange weather patterns have succeeded in tightening world grain supplies. The grain market bears argue that there is a vast supply enough in fact to meet global demand and they are correct, for now. As long as there are no other problems regarding logistics, the industrialised world and I include the 2nd tier nations in this, will be able to feed themselves. There will not be a famine [Talk of famine means that stage C of the 2010 food crisis (Panic) is growing nearer]. However the important point I wish to make is that these reserves will be drawn down, taking the world into 2011 with limited grain reserves and high and rising prices.

Abnormal US Weather Continues in 2010

In 2009, Farmers experienced the worst weather “Ever Seen” (see *****Worst Harvest Season Ever Seen***** ). The worst weather “Ever Seen” means exactly what it sounds like: the worst in living memory or recorded history. Reading about the 2009/10 harvest was a long series of horror stories. Farmers saw the worst drought ever seen, the most rain ever seen, the worst hail ever seen, the worst flooding ever seen, the earliest snow ever seen, etc…

Well, 2009’s abnormal weather continues in 2010. Bloomberg reports about the weather threat to U.S. crops.

Soybeans Rally to 12-Week High, Corn Gains as Dry Spell Hurts World Crops
By Jeff Wilson – Jul 30, 2010

Weather Threat

Prices also rose as heat and excessive rain threaten U.S. crops, Schultz said.

From Texas to Pennsylvania, temperatures will be as much as 6 degrees Fahrenheit higher than normal over the next two weeks, increasing stress on plants, said Gail Martell, the president of in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.

In the Midwest, the main U.S. growing region, the total rainfall during the past two months was probably the highest since 1960, after as much as 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rain moved east from South Dakota to Illinois in the past 24 hours, said Mike Tannura, the president of T-Storm Weather in Chicago.

The data point to the warmest and wettest June-July period since 1960, Tannura said today in a report to clients. With forecasts for a hot August, there is increasing potential for large swings in yields, he said.

“Too much rain and warm evening temperatures have caused widely variable crop conditions across the Midwest and in individual fields,” Northstar Commodity’s Schultz said. “It’s still going to be a good crop, but not as big as farmers were hoping for just three weeks ago.”

Agweb reports about the record breaking Midwest heat.

Strong Market Closes Mark Uptrend
By Linda H. Smith

Behind the rally may be the hot summer nights, he adds. “Illinois has had the most consecutive 80-degree or more days in history, and it’s not cooling off at night. We are hearing from Drew Lerner (Global Weather) and Elwynn Taylor (Iowa State University) that it is hot nights that corn really doesn’t like. And there’s a chance of hot, dry weather in August. Trim 5% yield potential and that is a 650-million-bushel loss

Beatrice Daily Sun reports that lush fields of corn and soybeans were reduced to dying stalks and shoots in a matter of minutes.

From the ground up
By Chris Dunker/Daily Sun staff writer Posted: Saturday, July 31, 2010 6:00 am

Nearly six weeks ago, lush fields of corn and soybeans across four Nebraska counties were reduced to dying stalks and shoots in a matter of minutes.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency, 125,000 acres of crops were destroyed during the June 20 hail storm across areas of Gage, Lancaster, Johnson and Pawnee Counties.

Harms watched
his maturing corn crop be destroyed by golf ball and tennis ball-sized hail from his home on June 20.

He, like most other farmers, remarked that he had never seen anything like it as entire fields were destroyed, some with little evidence of a crop left behind.

Hasenkamp said
the Gage County area has had yearly experience with severe hail damage to crops over the past four to five years.

“I’d say we’re more educated on what to expect because of our experience with it,” Hasenkamp said. “But this is by far the worst I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.”

Rapid City Journal reports about the worst grasshopper infestation ever seen.

Heavy outbreak of grasshoppers at work on West River fields
Jomay Steen, Journal staff
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 6:00 am

Every morning Doug Hlavka surveys the damage that a newly hatched plague of grasshoppers has set upon his cornfield and pastures.

“This is the worst infestation that I’ve ever seen,” Hlavka said.

Hlavka, 56, noticed the first hatchings about two weeks ago. The hoppers quickly moved into his pastures and fields to begin their ravenous work, he said.

“I lost 40 acres of alfalfa that I didn’t cut. I had 80 acres of corn that they’re eating up real fast. I’ve sprayed around its edges, but I’m waiting for an airplane to spray it,” he said.

His wife, Val, lost her flower and vegetable gardens to the insects. He estimates that in certain areas on his ranch, there are 30 grasshoppers resting on each square foot of land. They have covered the sides of his home, outbuildings and fence posts.

“My mother’s 84, and she says they’re the worst she’s ever seen,” Hlavka said.

The balance of power is shifting to exporters

Agrimoney reports that the balance of power is shifting to exporters.

Opinion: Egypt’s tiny wheat reversal is a big deal
23:37 GMT, Wednesday, 28th July 2010, by

The wheat market just crossed a rubicon.

Ever since the grain’s last rally petered out two years ago, weakened by a bumper crop and global recession, importers have held all the cards. It is less than two months Chicago wheat slipped below $4.30 a bushel, nearly its lowest for three years, as buyers sat on their hands.

Egypt’s relaxtion of import rules only introduced last year shows that the balance of power has shifted a long way back to exporters.

Allowing France to ship in 30,000-tonne volumes rather than the 60,000-tonne panamax standard is a more significant reversal than it first appears.

Why the concession?

What Cairo’s move does show is that it wants to make life easier for France’s merchants.

that’s quite a shift for a buyer which focused, as importers’ power grew, very much on getting value for money.

…it doesn’t look like Egypt is taking any chances with its supplies. And if the world’s biggest wheat buyer is hedging its bets, the rest of the market should take note.

Soybean Rally Surprises World

Commodity Online reports that soybean overcomes bearish trend.

Soybean overcomes bearish trend
Published on July 30, 2010 16:10:00 IST

After witnessing a long bearish phase, finally soybean prices recovered during July month. NCDEX futures market prices increased nearly 8.1 % during this period.

In fact, till last month, it was the general opinion that world oilseeds market would witness further fall in prices due to comfortable supply as Brazil, Argentina and US which are the major soybean producers harvested a bumper crop this year.

Cash Premiums Driving Soybean Market Higher

Premiums in the cash market are forcing soybean futures higher. Despite prices jumping to a six-month high, the premium for soybeans delivered in August is still 74 cents to 75 cents a bushel above August futures on the Chicago Board of Trade. Basically, while August Soybean futures have rallied to $10.53 per bushel, the real, cash price of soybeans is 74 cents higher at $11.27 per bushel.

USDA reports the Gulf Export basis for grain.

Baton Rouge, LA Fri Jul 30, 2010 USDA-LA Dept of Ag Market News

Gulf Export bids and basis for grain delivered to gulf export elevators, barge to Louisiana Gulf (Mississippi River), prompt or 30 day shipments, dollar per bushel, except sorghum per cwt.

Midday bids and basis for US 1 Yellow Soybeans
Cash Bids Change Basis Change
11.2650 – 11.2750 up 24.75 +74 Q to +75 Q dn 1
Sep= 10.8300 – 10.9000 up 17 +78 X to +85 X unch
Oct= 10.7900 – 10.8000 up 17 +74 X to +75 X unch
Nov= 10.8000 – 10.8300 up 17 +75 X to +78 X unch
Dec= 10.7900 – 10.8000 no comp +74 X to +75 X no comp

This intense backwardation (where cash prices are higher than futures) is evidence of shortages and is the driving force behind the grain rally.

What Happens Next

Things are getting really interesting in agricultural markets. As for what happens next, I will point to my first entry on Soybean Overconsumption:

What this means

The soybean prices are going way up. How high they go depends on how long the current overconsumption lasts. In other words, right now it would take a 50 to 80 percent rise in prices to ration demand until next harvest. However, with two or three months more of the current overconsumption [TOO LATE], soybeans prices will have to double or triple to ration demand.

Watch for the USDA’s Madoff Moment

As his ponzi scheme collapsed due to withdrawal requests, Madoff had to face reality and shocked the world by admitting the truth. Investors who believed they owned billions found they had a little over 100 million to divide among themselves. The USDA, in the next [month] three to four months, will also have to face the reality and admit that the world is missing ten to twenty million metric tons of soybeans. The news should be as well received as Madoff’s announcement.

10 Responses

  1. Rabia Shah says:

    There is no food crises but crises of proper governance and honesty … i would love to throw these current political leaders in to hell

  2. The elitist mentality is that the masses have no other right to exist, except from the crumbs that they fling from their table.

  3. The elite politicians or political hacks, the elite bankers or fianance hyenas and the elite industrialist are going to run the middle class throught the washig machine ringer with hyper-inflation and then they are going to pull the plug on the sink drain.

  4. hotstuff says:

    Maby Holomodors planned organised and execured by jews who Did Thát a Lot of times Befor ?
    hotstuff says:

    August 14, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Should I Remind That jews Did Holocoust by Starvation A Lot of Many times befór ?

    The Amerikan Holomodor , The Russian Holomodors , The European Holomodors , The Chinese Holomodors , The a Bit More Known Afrikan Holomodors , And pending Thát it Sééms ALL Óver Again !

    The Only Solution Would Be an Immediate And Total Anihilation of the israelite race befór they Also throw You in a Thirth World war ….Also…Again…as they gave ALL OTHER wars Also !

    As they Already eagerly Several times tried Since befor WTC….

    You Know what they did to Germany on a row…they do Now to You…a standard behaviour in their culture…wipe out the Victimraces after decades of plunderings …wipe out All Testimony And Withnessings ….Traces….And start All Crime Terror And scam All over again Ánd again…Thát is thé cultures of the israelite Ón ÙS …ALL Óf ÙS NON jews!

    Any Nation With the Capability to Wipe them Óf the Face Óf thé Earth Would Bé MÁD if hesitating for even One Second !

    I Am Sorry Bút Some Things Are Unavoidable !

  5. James and Alexander, you are both correct. This is what happens to a nation and a world that rebels against it’s Creator. The Devil comes only to Kill, to Steal, and to Destroy…..John 10:10 And when we don’t seek our Creator or honor Him, this is the spiritual equivalent of opening up a wide gate for the Devil and his host of demons to pillage and plunder to their hearts’ content.

    “The indignation of the Lord is against ALL nations, And His fury against all armies.” Isaiah 34:2

    “Destruction to them, Because they have transgressed against Me! Though I redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies against Me. Hosea 7:13

    “You have eaten the fruit of lies, Because you have trusted in your own way, In the multitude of your mighty men.” Hosea 10:13

    “As the nations which the Lord destroys before you, so you shall perish, because you would not obey the voice of the Lord your God.” Deut 8:20

    “The alien (bankers, illegal immigrants, corrupt leaders, etc.) who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower.” Deut 28:43

    “And he who earns wages, Earns wages to put into a bag with holes.” Haggai 1:6

    “This is a rebellious people, Lying children, Children who will not hear the Word of the Lord.” Isaiah 30:9

    “Everyone loves bribes and follows after rewards.” Isaiah 1:23

    “Alas, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, A brood of evildoers, children who are corrupters!” Isaiah 1:4

    “Woe to him who increases what is not his—how long? And to him who loads himself with many pledges. Will not your creditors rise up suddenly? Will they not awaken who oppress you? And you will become their booty.” Habbakuk 2:7

    “Those who lead you cause you to err, And those who are led by them are destroyed.” Isaiah 9:16

    “Like fish taken in a cruel net; Like birds caught in a snare; So the sons of men are trapped in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them.” Ecclesiastes 9:12

  6. The biggest crooks are in the world of high finance. They are international bankers, investment bankers on the stock exchanges, and the comodities futures exchanges. They are parasites that live off of excess parasitic profits and usury interest rates. They don’t produce any real wealth, nor do they turn raw materials into finish products. They live off the fruits of the labor of others. The only way that you get rid of parasites is to take the host away from them that they feed off of. That is best attained by abolishing the international house of finance and restoring monetary authority to the national treasuries to create and extinguish honest debt free money based on a two tiered system of precious metals and barter exchange contracts. The economy is currently in a financial black hole where the wealth is being concentrated in the hands of the few and the middle class is being systematically eliminated. They are going to break the middle class with hyper-inflation. That is already happening with food and energy. You have to economic indicaters that are moving in opposite directions. On the one hand you have price inflation and on the other hand you have wage deflation. Eventually when the gap get to wide, the financial base of the economic system is going to fall right through it. I have already warned the masses of what is coming. I feel like John the Baptist crying out in the wilderness. No one is responding to my message!

  7. I saw a black horse and the rider upon it had a pair of scales in his hand; a quart of wheat for a denarius, three quarts of barley for a denarius; do not harm the olive oil and the wine.
    The interpretation thereof: The black horse represents the financial base of the economic system. The rider upon it is the commercialist. The pair of scales is the weights and measures and the unit price of the merchandise bought and sold. A denarius is the monetary system. The olive oil and the wine were necessities during the first century A.D. when the prophesy was written and cannot be taken litteraly or out of context. Today it would represent necessities such as food and energy.

  8. Alexander says:

    When the great disaster strikes as it must, it will be a measure of wheat for a measure of oil as prophesied; and where is this statement made you may ask.
    Answer….. In the Holy Bible.

    Today, August 6Th 2010 it is reported that Russia is facing massive crop failure and possible famine due to drought.
    In less than one generation the propaganda movies of the much vaunted Soviet Union( now reduced to russia) showed “happy,singing” farm workers harvesting fields of grain as far as the eye could see.
    However nothing from official sources ever showed the lines of those in abject misery standing outside of stores hoping that they would be lucky enough to gain entry before the sparsely stocked bread shelves would be empty.

    I remember as a kid standing in line with the paper thin soles of my shoes on damp cold sidewalks with my little buddy keeping spots for our mothers. The cold would hurt our feet, so to alleviate our pain we would put one arm over each other’s shoulder for balance, then we would stand on one foot to let the other gain feeling, then switch our “stork stance”.

    And no, that was NOT the Soviet Union, it was Socialist Britain. Rationing was extended long after World War II just to keep the people under control. This is where the United States is heading with the Obama Group control “plan”.
    So bend over as far as you can America, now put your heads between your legs. Got that position? Now strain and look upward, then kiss your ass goodbye.

  9. The economy is based on petroleum. When the oil prices increase, the over all cost of living goes up because of the many by products that are made from oil and the cost of shipping those products from point A to point B. Also there is fewer small farms anymore. Most of the farms are corporate farms or agri corporations of one to 3,000 acres or more. Another contributing factor that is causing higher food prices are the inside comodities future traders and manipulators on the NYMEX and the CBOT that are bidding up the food prices. The elite politicians or political hacks, elite bankers or finance hyenas, and the elite industrialist are not going to be satisfied until we are all broke due to hyper-inflations. Than they will buy everything back at 5 cents on the dollar from the money that they stole from the rest of us. It’s all a trick of high finance and monopoly capitalism. I call it the hamster wheel economy.

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