The ruling class is blaming a wine, coffee, and chili pepper shortage on climate change while refusing to touch on the…
The ruling class is blaming a wine, coffee, and chili pepper shortage on climate change while refusing to touch on the convenient coincidences that continue to ravage the food supply chain and create shortages.
According to a report by the Guardian, the blistering heat, stronger storms, droughts, floods, and fires are putting food production at risk. “Almost everything we grow and raise in the US is facing some climatic stress,” said Carolyn Dimitri, nutrition and food studies professor at NYU. Conveniently, all at the same time food processing plants are going up in flames, and countries are “invading” each other and banning the export of food. As Delhi hit 120 degrees Fahrenheit in May, the ruling class in India placed a ban on wheat exports, driving up prices even further.
Wheat and other grain crops are particularly vulnerable to “climate change” as well. In the Great Plains, where most of the United State’s wheat is harvested, drought depressed the winter crop. Abandonment levels for winter wheat in the US – primarily in Texas and Oklahoma – are the highest since 2002. Meanwhile, in Montana, flooding is threatening grain crops.
Apples are another food already at risk. Last year’s apple harvest in Michigan and Wisconsin was compromised because of heavy frost in the spring. According to the USDA, changes in climate, such as warming, can lead to smaller yields, lower growth, and changes in the fruit’s quality. But a cooling will also have a disastrous effect on crops and what can be grown in a particular area. In fact, mainstream media admits that the cooling, or a “heavy frost in spring” had a detrimental and real-world effect on apples,
Extreme weather is also beinfg blamed for the rising cost of coffee. Between April 2020 and December 2021, coffee prices increased 70% after droughts and frost destroyed crops in Brazil, the world’s largest coffee-producing country. The economic ramifications could be profound since it’s estimated that as many as 120 million of the world’s poorest depend on coffee production for their survival.
Wildfires in California were destroying wine grape harvests, and while that’s not exactly a food product, wine is integral to the economy of states like California, and countries like France.
Just last year, France’s wine industry saw its smallest harvest since 1957, with an estimated loss of $2 billion in sales. But again, this was due to frost, not excessive heat. One Champagne vineyard that typically makes 40,000 to 50,000 bottles annually produced nothing in 2021 due to higher temperatures and heavy rains.
The weather patterns are becoming extreme both in heat and cold, flooding and drought. Everything seems to be coinciding to create the perfect storm of famine.