In previous theory based disaster scenarios, I talked about the effects of global warming and the food supply. A series of droughts can (and will) cause social upheaval and this article is just a warning light for future food increases. The farmers are also more likely to switch to a more drought
We can prepare now for the increases, mainly by increasing our storehouse of food. You have to admit, food savings is beating the interest on your savings account! Before making some purchases, I would think long and hard about crops that would be more sensitive to high heat, and low water. This strategy will maximize your dollar and potential savings.
These are some of the foods that require a lot of water: rice, cucumbers, dates, olives, wheat, coffee, chocolate, corn, peach, and cane sugar. (PDF here) While some of these crops are imported, you get the idea of foods that may see greater price increases compared to others.
Look at the map, find out what crops are grown there, and buy accordingly for the next 12 months. Corn looks like it will take a major hit in Nebraska , and corn is in virtually every processed food today.
What foods do you think will see the biggest increases and why? I look forward to any further ideas, and with that : The comment line is open.
Keep Right On Prepping- K