Biden spoke in Brussels last week and said food shortages were going to be "real." Source: YouTube
The war in Ukraine is already having a massive effect on the global food supply.
Most people have no idea why this is happening.
How much does the world's food supply depend on Ukraine and Russia?
35% of all global calories come from wheat and corn.
Combined Russia and Ukraine account for:
- 1/3rd of ALL wheat exports
- 1/5th of ALL corn exports
Since Russia's invasion, wheat prices have: Increased by 31%
- Pre-invasion: $9.03 a bushel
- Now: $11.89 a bushel
Most shortages will occur in the developing world.
A bulk of Ukrainian and Russian wheat exports go to MENA (the Middle East & North Africa).
26 countries get more than half of their wheat from Russia and Ukraine.
For example, Ukrainian and Russian wheat make up:
- Sudan 75-86% of imports
- Egypt 75-85% of imports
- Somalia 100% of imports
Food prices in the region are already skyrocketing, leading to unrest in places like Iraq. Source: YouTube
Food prices and food insecurity were major factors contributing to the Arab Spring in 2011.
Although "Voice of America" blamed the famine on climate change. Source: VOA NEWS
In Russia, they don't just grow crops, they make it possible for us to grow them too. Russia is the world's largest exporter of fertilizer.
- UREA - #1 Producer
- AMMONIA & POTASH - # 2 Producer
The US imports Potash from:
- Russia - 6%
- Belarus - 6%
AMERICANS WILL BE PAYING HIGER PRICES
While food shortages are also possible in America, we will definitely face higher prices. SOURCE: Fox News
Prices on wheat products have already increased. SOURCE: CNBC
Cereal +15% YOY
Bread +15% YOY
US Farmers have to gamble, plant more and they risk the price dropping if the conflict in Ukraine ends.
These price hikes add to already 40 year-high inflation. SOURCE: Newsweek
Alright, that's all I'm going to do for now. If that doesn't motivate, I'm not sure what will.
But more than that, why did none of our Prophet's, Seers, and Revelators tell us of all this? Or even of a fraction of this? Why did they not encourage their members to get their food storage beefed up?
There are plenty of reasons the message to be prepared should be repeated, even if it has been said before. "Maybe they didn't want everyone to rush to the store"...come on. It's better they starve rather than to cause a scene? That should be a red flag! And if nothing else, repent. We are in this situation because we need to repent. Where was that message...
Prophet's should be warning all those who will listen to get prepared. Right now things are still good(-ish) and we can still prepare. There will come a day when we won't be able to buy the things we need or want. And many will wonder why none of the leaders that they hold up, next to Christ Himself, warned them.
It's Palm Sunday today. My husband gathered our family this morning and we read the triumphal entry into Jerusalem. I cry every time (Click on that image below...whose form of praise do you relate to most in this painting?).