The food shortages world wide will not be because we can't feed everyone on the planet
that is not correct. The reason you will see shortages is because of economics and a
few other issues of our own making. First economics. The third world is becoming the
industrial base because we allowed the jobs to slip away. Those in that part of the world
are becoming middle class in ever increasing numbers and they will purchase more and
better quality. In short we will compete for quality food and we will also pay a heavy price.
In addition we in North America have cheap food policies and farmers are not regarding
as valuable assets in the national market place. The age of farmers on average is nearing
sixty and younger people are not plowing the land because there is no margin of profit and
people want to buy the cheap stuff, soon that will be it. We will be eating China and India's
left overs and they in turn will have the quality because they are willing to pay for it.
Add to that with the ever shrinking national farmers, foreign countries are buying food producing
properties and if we have shortages for any reason the food will be shipped from our countries
to theirs and we will have shortages not them. China alone has set aside 175 billion dollars to
buy foreign farms. They are buying in South America, the United States and they just bought
ten of the largest Dairy operations in New Zealand. In addition Saudi Arabia is buying up large
chunks of land. Canadian Consumers will face severe shortages and skyrocketing prices and
it serves them right. They have been living off the backs of farmers for years compared to
other regions of the world.
As if that is not bad enough we see the food distribution system at work with so many middle men
and jobbers you don't know what you are getting and how good or safe it is. Inspections for example.
that add cost to Canadian producers are not measurements of the same standard for imported food.
Some say Oh we buy organic, Ya good luck, how do you know if it is in fact organic? The truth is
YOU Don't. Most people would be shocked to find that on sight inspections of the actual land and
soil do not take place, and there are no surprise inspections. Are you aware there is no real
independent inspectors, they work for huge certifying firms that get paid when the crop changes hands.
You heard me Certification companies get paid a percentage when the farmer sells it, they get paid
again when the wholesaler sells it the retailers and they get paid again when the retailers sell it to you.
Why do you think the cost is so high? In addition if you believe for a moment that Organic Growers
do no use any sprays not true. They use products like Entrust and other materials. Some of natures
poisons are even more deadly than those produced by man. I am not saying that target sprays are not
good. The fact is Entrust is used by both organic and conventional growers to kill Clear wing Moth etc.
Conventional target sprays will kill codling moth but not beneficial like lady bugs and dragon flies.
More and more target spray products are improving the marketable food we eat without any harm to
anyone. organic production also serves a useful purpose but we have to put things into perspective.
With Science leading the way instead of misinformation and hysteria, there can be plenty of food around.
The problem is if we are not willing to pay more for that food, there won't be any farmers to grow it,
and international companies and foreign countries will own our best farmland and we will go short because
we believed in cheep food instead of value. and secure supply in the end we will end up with neither while
those in other parts of the world will sit down to your dinner. No there is no pending food shortage there is
an unwillingness to pay an equitable price for food that will be shipped elsewhere.