And to top it of here’s a bit of information about the global food production for 2009. Are we immune from the global starvation that is about to hit us? Well let’s put it this way. All those breakfast cereals your kids like so much? Gone. The cheap meat, and veggies we import from China? Gone. The cheap clothes we buy one day and ditch the next? Gone. The plastic crap we’ve been filling our houses with? Gone. The cheap crap we’ve been building our houses with? Gone. Our international trade that was keeping this country prosperous? Gone. So you get the message, no we are not immune to the Depression coming our way, in fact we are quit vulnerable to it.
And who will save us? Well, not our banking scum, short vision dude John Key.
By the way it seems that on these two maps NZ doesn’t exist I’ll leave you to do the maths on that one.
After reading about the droughts in two major agricultural countries, China and Argentina, I decided to research the extent other food producing nations were also experiencing droughts. This project ended up taking a lot longer than I thought. 2009 looks to be a humanitarian disaster around much of the world
To understand the depth of the food Catastrophe that faces the world this year, consider the graphic below depicting countries by USD value of their agricultural output, as of 2006.
Now, consider the same graphic with the countries experiencing droughts highlighted.
The countries that make up two thirds of the world’s agricultural output are experiencing drought conditions. Whether you watch a video of the drought in China, Australia, Africa, South America, or the US , the scene will be the same: misery, ruined crop, and dying cattle.