All of these stories have been compiled by the Ice Age Farmer. He may think we are headed into an Ie Age but he talks about things that others don’t – esp. Guy McPherson, who USED to talk about coming famine but does not ay longer.
BIDEN: “Food shortages – it’s going to be real,” Biden said at a news conference in Brussels. “The price of the sanctions is not just imposed upon Russia. It’s imposed upon an awful lot of countries as well, including European countries and our country as well.”
As Biden announces food shortages are coming — prompting many to go stock up, and likely necessitating food rationing — two massive attacks are being perpetrated against our food supply:
– a “bird flu” epidemic is sweeping Europe and the US, again fueled by PCR tests, forcing mass depopulation of poultry & “backyard flocks.”
– farms contaminated with PFAS are being shut down as it is finally revealed that the “Biosludge” applied to farms (including organic!) was the equivalent of salting the Earth to destroy food production.
In this Ice Age Farmer broadcast, Christian breaks it down and explores what is going to happen next: a great awakening.
BIDEN: “FOOD SHORTAGES REAL” – BIRD FLU PCR – PFAS CLOSES FARMS
Bread & circuses keep the masses asleep…and they are taking away the bread. As Biden announces food shortages are coming — prompting many to go stock up, and likely necessitating food rationing — two massive attacks are being perpetrated against our food supply: a “bird flu” epidemic is sweeping Europe and the US, again fueled by PCR tests, forcing mass depopulation of poultry & “backyard flocks.” And farms contaminated with PFAS are being shut down as it is finally revealed that the “Biosludge” applied to farms (including organic!) was the equivalent of salting the Earth to destroy food production. In this Ice Age Farmer broadcast, Christian breaks it down and explores what is going to happen next: a great awakening.
Frederic Leroy, Ph.D: Hostile Takeover of Food Production – Ice Age Farmer Broadcast
In this special Ice Age Farmer broadcast, Christian is joined by Dr. Frédéric Leroy, a professor in the field of food science & biotechnology at Vrije Universiteit, to detail what can only be described as an attempted hostile takeover of all human food production.
Dr. Leroy outlines with studied precision the UN Food Systems Summit: the agenda to end traditional farming and ranching, the players involved (and the revolving door between big multinational food companies, think tanks/foundations, and policymakers), the movement’s genesis in new age “Gaia” worship, and much, much more.
Dr. Frédéric Leroy https://twitter.com/fleroy1974
FULL SHOW NOTES: https://www.iceagefarmer.com/2021/05/…
From the World Economic Forum
WEF is warning about food shortages — front running the food crisis with propaganda, insisting more government and “sustainable diets” are the solution:
“calling for an immediate government intervention to the market is therefore the natural thing to do.”
Germany: Gas and diesel could soon be rationed
German authorities are preparing the economy for possible energy rationing. “Numerous companies have contacted us because they have received letters from their gas suppliers telling them that their energy supplies may be rationed or shut down in the future. The measures are being taken against the background of the Ukraine war.
A scenario that was considered unthinkable just a few weeks ago could become reality: that German companies can no longer produce because the authorities are turning off the gas tap.
In addition to gas, diesel is also likely to become scarce soon, and there is a risk of rationing here too. [IAF: consider the impact not just on trucking/supply chain, but on farm equipment/food production].
Gas und Diesel könnten schon bald rationiert werden
German authorities have urged companies to prepare for rationing or natural gas shutdowns. Diesel is also becoming scarce.
German authorities are preparing the economy for possible energy rationing. Christian Hampel, partner and lawyer at BDO Legal in Berlin, told the Berliner Zeitung: “Numerous companies have contacted us because they have received letters from their gas suppliers telling them that their energy supplies may be rationed or shut down in the future. The measures are being taken against the background of the Ukraine war.
The Federal Network Agency confirmed to the Berliner Zeitung that talks to prepare for the crisis are taking place with industry and the energy sector. A spokesman said: “The reason for the talks is to prepare for the event of unavoidable industrial shutdowns in a gas supply crisis. In such a situation, household customers are subject to special legal protection and are given priority.” The authority did not want to comment on details. The President of the Federal Network Agency, Klaus Müller, said: “It’s about being prepared for a case that we hope will never occur.”
The situation is obviously tense: “For the first time, we are facing a situation in which we could be cut off from Russian oil and gas – something that did not exist even in the coldest Cold War,” says Hampel.
A scenario that was considered unthinkable just a few weeks ago could become reality: that German companies can no longer produce because the authorities are turning off the gas tap. While there is official talk of plans for a medium-term measure, experts warn against false confidence. Hampel: “According to information from the Federal Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW), the plans for the shutdown sequence should take effect for next winter at the latest. In view of the current development, however, this could also become an issue earlier.” The Federal Association of Energy and Water Industries has called on the Federal Government to declare the early warning level in the national gas emergency plan. BDEW boss Kerstin Andreae said according to dpa: “There are concrete and serious indications that
Rationing or cutting off gas for businesses would have a broad impact on the German economy. “Possible rationing could affect thousands of companies in Germany,” says Hampel. The gridlock could be triggered either by the sanctions against Russia or by Russia itself.
On Wednesday, the government in Moscow decreed that gas and oil importers from “hostile” states would have to pay their bills in rubles in future. It’s unclear if that’s even possible. German companies such as Gazprom Germania or WinGas are affected here. Furthermore, if Russia decides to stop supplying, the scenario that companies now need to prepare for would occur. Because the German energy law provides that there are protected and non-protected customers. In addition to private households, those who are protected, as those whose gas cannot be turned off, include social institutions, administration and important authorities such as the police.
Companies, on the other hand, have to make it clear to the state that they are not at the top of the so-called “shutdown order”. BDO lawyer Hampel is of the opinion that the companies must therefore take action now: “We recommend that all companies contact their network operators and suppliers directly in order to obtain a listing, even as customers who are not protected by law, with which they can continue energy supplies.”
There will be different weightings in the prioritization, which are based on proportionality aspects. The application should take into account the urgency: “This can be done above all by companies that make it clear that they are dependent on gas for their production, pointing out imminent damage in their own company and the consequences of production losses for the general public.”
According to Hampel, it would be difficult to rely on the lawsuit. Apart from the long duration of a procedure, the legal situation is not particularly favorable for companies: “The chances of compensation are difficult to assess, but in case of doubt they are very limited because the legal requirements are very restrictive.”
In addition to gas, diesel is also likely to become scarce soon, and there is a risk of rationing here too. According to the Financial Times (FT), the bosses of three of the largest commodity traders – Vitol, Gunvor and Trafigura – estimate that up to 3 million barrels of oil and its products could be lost from Russia every day as a result of the sanctions. Diesel is therefore most threatened by a “systemic” shortage. Russell Hardy, chief executive of Swiss-based oil trader Vitol, said that while refiners could prop up diesel production, they also think rationalization is possible.
Torbjorn Tornqvist of Geneva’s Gunvor Group told the FT that diesel shortages are a global problem that cannot be regulated by markets and pricing. Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects, said diesel was by far the worst hit because Europe imports nearly a million barrels of Russian diesel a day and the world had very low oil stocks when the crisis began. Fortune writes that the current gas crisis is significant, but the looming diesel shortage could prove to be a “nightmare”. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson felt compelled to calm the population these days – after experts, according to the Guardianhad submitted an expert report to the British government, which also considered rationing and drastic price increases for consumers of diesel as a possibility.
Soy shortages are bringing about the WEF’s “post-animal economy”
From summer 2022, the supply of eggs can no longer be guaranteed, writes the Central Association of the German Poultry Industry.
There is sometimes sheer existential fear among our farmers. The prices for animal feed have more than doubled in a very short time. GMO-free soy is hard to come by. As a result, many keepers are no longer able to re-stall,” Henner Schönecke, Chairman of the BVEi, describes the situation.
No more restocking means fewer laying hens are available to lay eggs. Schönecke expects that the security of supply with German eggs can no longer be guaranteed by August at the latest.
The German egg industry speaks of “red alert”. Against the background of massively restricted supply chains and dramatic cost increases, especially for animal feed, the Federal Egg Association is sending an urgent wake-up call to politicians and the food retail trade.
From summer 2022 at the latest , the supply of eggs can no longer be guaranteed, writes the Central Association of the German Poultry Industry.
UK: Brit shoppers ‘face fruit, veg and cheese shortages’ after P&O ferry cancellations
Brits could face shortages in supermarkets with vegetables, fruit, cheese and wine among products not arriving after P&O suddenly cancelled services. After the firm axed 800 of its staff fresh fears have emerged that thousands of sheep may also have to be slaughtered.
Edward Adamson, a sheep farmer from County Antrim in Northern Ireland, said he may have to kill some sheep if the ferry crisis continues.
“There is no route to the UK mainland for us otherwise. We produce more animals than we need you see and we can’t just keep them,” he said, reported The Sun.
Citric acid shortages – largest US producer already sold out for 2022.
Goes without saying citric acid is used not just for fertilizers but innumerable food products
Farms are being shut down after PFAS (“the forever chemical”) contamination from Biosludge.
I don’t know how anyone ever thought it was a good idea, but indeed, now that many “organic” farms have tossed urban wastewater full of chemicals on their farmland for a few years, suddenly the government notices it is poisonous, starts declaring these farms toxic, and shutting them down.
Maine alone has shut down over 700 farms contaminated — and it is NOT limited to this state.
It also affects neighboring farms for miles. This is just the latest avenue to shut down farms.
Farmers face ruin in America’s ‘forever chemicals’ crisis
Maine’s disaster from PFAS-contaminated produce is causing farms to close and farmers to face the loss of their livelihoods
Sludge is a by-product of the wastewater treatment process that’s a mix of human excrement and any number of more than 90,000 human-made chemicals or substances discharged from industry’s pipes. “It’s a toxic soup,” said Laura Orlando, a Boston University civil engineer who studies sludge contamination.
Additionally, PFAS can spread. Ironwood Farm, about six miles from Songbird, tested its water and found high levels suspected to have migrated from a neighbors’ sludge-packed field.
Maine faces a crisis from PFAS-contaminated produce, which is causing farms to close and farmers to face the loss of their livelihoods
Shoppers have been told the cutting of services by P&O may lead to shortages of fresh products like vegetables, fruit and cheese, as well as wine
Brits could face shortages in supermarkets with vegetables, fruit, cheese and wine among products not arriving after P&O suddenly cancelled services.
After the firm axed 800 of its staff fresh fears have emerged that thousands of sheep may also have to be slaughtered.
Chaos has hit ports including Hull and Dover after workers who found out they had been sacked on Thursday via a recorded video have begun protests.
And passengers left suddenly without transport have been trying to find out information.
P&O initially said that some services were being cancelled for “several days” but that then reportedly was extended to 10 days.
The supply chain in the UK, already hit by Brexit and Covid, now faces more mayhem with claims that fresh food will not be arriving at shops due to the cancelled ferries.
Montana Dept. of Agriculture advises people to use caution when planting seeds!
This is the continuation of the “gardens and seeds are dangerous” idea that began with the “Chinese mystery seeds” psyop (and “poisonous courgettes” trend): Amazon banned international seed sales, and I’d said in my report (“MYSTERY SEEDS: Chinese Bioterrorism, or False Flag to Control Seeds?“) “Just watch — soon it will be illegal to plant anything but seeds from certain LICENSED companies.”
And now, less than two years later:
“MISSOULA, Mont. — Montana Department of Agriculture officials urge people to make sure seeds and plant materials are sourced from licensed dealers and nurseries.”
— This is a dangerous attempt to rewrite reality so that “seed saving” and heirloom varieties become “dangerous,” and ultimately, illegal. No one in their right mind would believe this, but then, most people are not in their right mind…
Montana Department of Agriculture officials urge people to make sure seeds and plant materials are sourced from licensed dealers and nurseries.
State scientists said it’s critical to ensure Montana’s gardeners and farmers protect crop quality.
Federal and state laws require seed sellers and distributors to label packages so people know exactly what they’re planting.
“It’s just a general reminder about when you get excited to plant your garden to think about what you’re sticking in the ground,” said Ian Foley with the Montana Department of Agriculture.
“Those seeds can carry diseases and bugs, and they can be weeds themselves,” he said.
Wakey wakey — It’s not just coffee.
“Mega Emergency” Unfolds For World’s Top Coffee Growers As Fertilizer Costs Spike
Coffee farmers worldwide are feeling the pressure of sanctions, as the Russian invasion of Ukraine sent fertilizer prices soaring, prompting concerns of declining harvests this year.
Coffee farmers in Brazil, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Costa Rica, some of the largest coffee-producing countries in the world, are having trouble affording high fertilizer costs. Some farmers are substituting organic waste as a low-cost solution to nitrogen, phosphorous, and potash fertilizers. The move, however, will result in significantly reduced harvests of the bean.
Coffee farmers worldwide are feeling the pressure of sanctions, as the Russian invasion of Ukraine sent fertilizer prices soaring, prompting concerns of declining harvests this year.
Bloomberg reports coffee farmers in Brazil, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Costa Rica, some of the largest coffee-producing countries in the world, are having trouble affording high fertilizer costs. Some farmers are substituting organic waste as a low-cost solution to nitrogen, phosphorous, and potash fertilizers. The move, however, will result in significantly reduced harvests of the bean.
Readers may recall we published a chart pack over the weekend of how the Ukrainian conflict and resulting sanctions by western countries on Russia have choked the world of natural resources, sending prices of commodities higher as traders fear shortages.
One chart shows that Russian fertilizer exports end up in South America, a top coffee-producing region.
We noted in a separate piece that Brazil, the world’s top coffee producer, imports more than 85% of its fertilizer demand. Russia is its leading supplier, and Belarus provides 28% of the total. High prices for the nutrient and or even reduced shipments because of sanctions could jeopardize the world’s coffee harvest this year.
“The situation represents a mega emergency for our members,” said Fatima Ismael, general manager of the Nicaraguan coffee cooperative Soppexcca in Jinotega.
The cost of chicken could rise by up to 30 per cent, the environment secretary has warned as he said that more expensive food was “inevitable” after the invasion of Ukraine.
George Eustice said that the government was considering delaying new regulation in areas such as obesity, climate change and environmental protection to minimise increases in shopping bills over the next months.
Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, will promise today to help with the cost of living in a spring statement that he says will offer “security for working families” squeezed
— just as the Rockefeller “Reset the Table” plan described
PARIS, March 22 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron, currently campaigning for re-election, on Tuesday said he was considering giving special cheques to poor households to compensate for increased food prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
FDA approves GMO cattle for food
- The FDA has determined that meat from cattle bioengineered to have shorter hair — known as a slick coat — poses a low risk to consumers who eat it. This is the first time the FDA has made a low-risk determination in a bioengineered animal for food use, the department said.
- The bioengineered cattle has a genetic trait that is naturally occurring and is sometimes passed on to offspring. Cattle with a slick coat tend to do better in warmer climates. In the case of the bioengineered cattle, the genes were altered using CRISPR technology by precision breeding firm Acceligen.
- While there are several ingredients and food items from bioengineered plants on the market today, there have been more regulatory hurdles for animals to be approved. Since 2017, animals genetically modified for food have been under the FDA’s purview and regulated with the same scrutiny as new drugs.