Supply is tightening as bad weather in South America and increased buying by China are hitting at a time when global stocks are already low….
Several factors are conspiring to weaken the reliability of our food production systems, warns Christian Westbrook, publisher of the website IceAgeFarmer.com
We’re seeing a shortening of the growing season for important crops due to weather trends and changes in the solar cycle.
Our food production system, which is highly dependent on chemical inputs and fossil fuels, is becoming increasingly brittle.
And we have more vulnerability due to the global nature of modern food supply chains. Crop shortages/failures in one part of the world impact all markets now.
For example, soybean supply is tightening as bad weather in South America and increased buying by China are hitting at a time when global stocks are already low.
As the world population grows, climate instability continues, and more countries are able to economically compete for resources, experts foresee future demand that may prove overwhelming vs supply.
The solutions to these challenges lie in cultivating food resilience, says Westbrook — a message Peak Prosperity has been delivering for over a decade.
Regenerative soil farming. Sustainable food production at the community and household level. Working with natural cycles vs attempting to force them into submission.
To learn more about the solutions we need and how to participate in them, listen to Chris’ podcast with Ice Age Farmer Christian Westbrook.