The 2012 Food Crisis | Emergency Preparedness | Survive Food Crisis | Emergency Food

"www.squidoo.com Forbes Magazine ran a story last October regarding the coming food crisis of 2012, which stated-among other things-that WalMart raised its prices 5.8% during the month of June. Of even greater significance was the fact that WalMart's prices are slowly inching their way to the same levels as Safeway and Kroger as well as other large supermarket chains. In other words, the undisputed king of low prices may not be able to hang onto the crown forever. The bottom line spin on this particular information seemed to be that we haven't seen anything yet, and that America is just one supply shock away from a full-blown food crisis that would make the price spikes of 2012 look like a happy memory. Prices Up All Over In 2012, the price of corn rose 63%, wheat rose 84%, soybeans 24% and sugar prices were up 55%. Some of the reasons for the increase in food prices included Russia's failed wheat harvest which resulted in a ban on grain exports through the end of 2012 (Russia exports a full quarter of the world's supplies of wheat). In America, Midwestern floods in June followed by hot, dry weather in August, caused the USDA to predict a 3.4% decline in corn production from 2012, causing further price spikes. Because the United States has routinely been blessed with record harvests, they have helped out other countries during times of drought. Food Stockpiles The point of Forbes' story-as well as the part which could actually cause food shortages in America-is that in <b>…</b>
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