Americans, The Walking “Sun Chips,” Face Worst Drought Since 1960s & Crisis in Corn, Soy
There is no doubt that the United States, and the world, could now endure the worst U.S. drought since the Eisenhower era. Up to nearly a third of the counties in the United States have been declared disasters areas. Half of the country is affected by a drought to which there has yet to appear a potential end. CNN has said there’s no hope, although remains reluctant to throw in the towel on the current financial system. Grasslands are dry as rattlesnake skin shed under the desert sun, the risk for wildfires engulfing the nation higher. Mountain peaks brown throughout the year will not serve as slides for streams in the west, the crop losses sure to reap financial and political consequences. In fact, they’ve already begun. There have been disasters declared in 26 U.S. states, making it the largest U.S. national disaster ever declared. But, this U.S. national disaster will become a global disaster, affecting countries tied to the U.S. through the global food market.
90% of Staple U.S. Food Crop Damaged, Destroyed
Nearly 90 percent of the corn and soybeans on American farms have been damaged or destroyed by the drought, and tight reserve stocks are already sending commodity prices higher. Insurance and disaster aid will rush in, but the damage to family farms throughout the nation will be worse than losses suffered by big corporations.The U.S. family farm will continue its extinction.
People in the U.S. are certain to go bezerk, as they are weaned off their addiction of corn and soy. 69% of the American Diet is corn. As a doctor told CNN in 2007, “We’re like corn chips walking because we really have a very, very large fraction of corn in our diets, and we actually can’t help it because it’s an additive in so many of the foods we find on the market shelves.”
What will the drought lead American producers of foods like ketchup, salad dressing, soda, cookies and chips to adopt in place of corn products like high fructose corn syrup? Whatever it may be, surely it will be synthetic, created in a lab, and unhealthy – the government is, after all, excited to start its new venture in health care. The prospects are scary.
The drought will affect those with processed food and corn-based diets, but potentially not those who eat a vegetable and fruit based diet. To a large extent, the foods which include corn and soybeans are processed foods which use corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup and soybean oil. About the shift, another doctor stated that “It’s quite likely that most of the diseases of modern civilization, major depression, heart disease and obesity are linked to the radical and dramatic shift in the composition of the fats in the food supply.”
The U.S. House voted to extend federal aid to ranchers who have suffered the loss of cattle and sheep due to the drought and associated disasters, though the Senate may not discuss the measure for more than thirty days. Yesterday, the House voted 223-197 yesterday to approve the $383 million drought-aid bill, reimbursing ranchers for 75 percent of the value of animals deceased. That’s approximately as much as MF Global clients in the U.S. saw returned when their money was stolen. The already indebted U.S. federal government will, through the bill, extend aid for weather-related losses for grazing lands, orchards, honey bees and farm-raised fish. But, can the U.S. taxpayer bailout the world as the problems go global?
The drought came on in a manner abnormal compared to usual droughts, for it happened suddenly, a “flash drought.” That it cropped up over the matter of months, rather than seasons or years is uncommon. What sorts of changes in the environment could have brought this on have been kept out of the headlines, but the abnormality of the heat-wave and drought could lead to implications that geo-engineering affected the weather in such a way to bring about current conditions – that is, one of climate disruption.
The U.S. is crucial to the global food market, especially through corn and soy. Crop failure in the U.S. will act as upward pressure on global food prices, with implications for the whole world, including Mexico, China, Central America and India, who rely heavily on imports of these crops and animal feed. The fifth price spike in food in six years will continue to dampen the plight of billions upon billions.
Along with price spikes will come instability and riots. Crop failure is any country is an international-effect multiplier, and this could mean instability in parts of the world not directly affected by the drought. Diplomatic crises between the U.S. and its allies could be amplified, and thus lead to military involvement. The Center for Climate and Security warns:
CLIMATE INSECURITY AS GLOBAL SECURITY THREAT
In short, climate insecurity is a global security threat. Unprecedented droughts in the U.S., which according to many climate projections are expected to occur more and more often in the future, threaten both national health and global food security, which could lead to significant instability in key strategic regions of the world. The pattern of extreme weather events across the globe compound the problem. The worrying thing is that these conditions could be the new normal.
No duh. The leak is hardly from one of the elite global think-tanks, operating 24/7, which truly sow the fields of progress and implementation of the world agenda as it comes from the top. Instead, the truism is a blatant bore, undeserving of academic seconds. The crisis in the U.S., in the form of a drought, is an excellent opportunity to transform the U.S. diet, and so therefore also the diet of nations deeply affected by U.S. cultural imperialism. Moreover, this is an excellent opportunity to extend land grabs within the United States, and, in the face of riots and stability, implement further the police state measures in order to secure the U.S. during economic decline.