15 Reasons Why Your Food Bill Is Goin...

15 Reasons Why Your Food Bill Is Going To Start SOARING

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Michael Snyder

Austin, TX

#1 Feb 17, 2014
15 Reasons Why Your Food Bill Is Going To Start SOARING

Michael Snyder
Economic Collapse
February 17, 2014

Did you know that the U.S. state that produces the most vegetables is going through the worst drought it has ever experienced and that the size of the total U.S. cattle herd is now the smallest that it has been since 1951?

Just the other day, a CBS News article boldly declared that “food prices soar as incomes stand still“, but the truth is that this is only just the beginning. If the drought that has been devastating farmers and ranchers out west continues, we are going to see prices for meat, fruits and vegetables soar into the stratosphere. Already, the federal government has declared portions of 11 states to be “disaster areas”, and California farmers are going to leave half a million acres sitting idle this year because of the extremely dry conditions. Sadly, experts are telling us that things are probably going to get worse before they get better (if they ever do). As you will read about below, one expert recently told National Geographic that throughout history it has been quite common for that region of North America to experience severe droughts that last for decades. In fact, one drought actually lasted for about 200 years. So there is the possibility that the drought that has begun in the state of California may not end during your entire lifetime.


Birmingham, AL

#2 Feb 17, 2014
Look at Atlanta's situation a few years back during the long dry spell. the city drained Lake Lanier almost dry and it was almost to the point of flushing toilets with bottled water. Without water that city couldn't function. At the last minute they got rain but since then, nothing has been undertaken to find new sources other than the idea to try to run a pipeline up the mountains to Tennessee and that's not going to happen says Tennessee. Now in a few years, the dry spell will return and the same problems will exist because nothing is being done beforehand. If the conservationists and tree huggers in the Western states don't want new lakes to solve the problems, desalination on a very large scale will have to come into use to furnish the inland towns.

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