Prepare For the Coming Crisis: Food Shortage

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Food Shortage Solution: Eat Your Landscape

When food shortages occur, those who have planned ahead with edible landscaping will truly benefit

Blueberries are easy to plant...When food shortages occur, those who have planned ahead with edible landscaping will truly benefit. People often landscape around their homes with beautiful flowers, to benefit the birds and butterflies…why not benefit you personally as well?

Blueberries are easy to plant around a home and with good care it will produce blueberries for muffins, drying, snacking, ice cream toppings and many other goodies! Cherry trees can be decorative and productive and if you don’t have room for trees there are also bush cherries available! In the right zones, tangerines, lime, lemon and orange trees offer fruit and shade. Coffee plants can be kept in containers on the corner of decks, and cranberries, currants and a host of other berries can be run along fence lines.

Ginkgo is a long cultivated nut tree with an unusual point in a male and female tree is needed to provide nuts. They grow up to 30 feet high in full sun, and the males may e kept on the street or front yard with the female back further so you can harvest the nuts without competition!

Do you have a sitting area you’d like to make use of? There is not a better area to use for growing herbs! Planters can host chocolate mint, lemon mint as well as the more common spearmint and peppermint – keep them separated as they can be invasive. Rosemary, thyme, lavender, lemon grass and horseradish are all productive plants as well. You can, with a little research, create a tea garden to sip sweet tea on summer afternoons, or a potpourri/craft garden if that’s an interest for you. Best of all is a kitchen garden – garlic, basil, savory and a wide range of other plants can be grown in most areas. You get a year’s worth of landscaping plus food. Plants such as rosemary can handle quite a bit of trimming once established and fresh herbs are so much better than the processed ones!

Adventurous gardeners may try less common plants such as josta berry, jujubes and apricots. If you like nuts, almonds are another possibility for those with extra space. Have a shady area you want to use? Get a log implanted with shiitake mushrooms, which can last several years. This is a great way, if you like mushrooms, to grow your own and use the space that isn’t fully in the sun.

Strawberries are an obvious choice for very little effort. A flower box with pansies can generate lavender pansy preserves as well as decorating. Rhubarb is another possibility, with rhubarb pie being a favorite of many people.

This is just as possible for those in cooler climates as in the coastal zones. Smaller trees and shrubs can provide considerable food for a small family as well as dressing up your yard with flowers and fragrance – after all flowers are needed for fruit!

Some use vines to cover areas and among the vines that can be used is grapes. Gourds and other vines can also be ‘trained’ up a trellis.

A natural offshoot as you begin landscaping with edible food is composting – compost bins don’t have to be unsightly! While many use pallets – which can be ‘dressed up’ with flowers or ‘hidden’ behind bushes – an older trash can works well also. An old metal one that may leak is great – put a few holes in it and dress it up with a coat of paint. You will no longer have to pay to have grass and other things hauled off – compost it, turn it back into something useful for your garden!

The University of Nevada designed, installed and maintained a strip in the city of Reno. One area was designed to attract insects (which pollinates the landscaping), but there was also a salsa garden, salad/herb garden, perennials, “Three Sisters garden”, tomatoes and ground cherries. This is a great use of space!

There are many websites and books available on these topics; it is not difficult or expensive to produce edible landscape!

Make Your Own Dirt Cheap Survival Food

Food Shortages Loom For America

Stay informed as the food shortage crisis develops...

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We in America are spoiled. We have so many choices at the grocery store that it is beyond the imagination that food won’t be there. Although there are many right here in the United States who go to bed hungry on a regular basis, the true food shortages which have sparked riots in other countries have thus far escaped the USA. It is foolish to think we are immune forever.

Wendell Berry mentioned in his book “The Unsettling of America” 31 years ago that food was too important to be used as a weapon. People have ignored that idea for three decades because – WE have food on the grocery shelves and it can’t be that bad.

Can Food Be Used As A Weapon In The U.S.?

Society looked the other way as dairy farmers struggled to hang on to herds of a couple hundred cows and maintain their lifestyle. It looked the other way again when small hog farmers were buried under 9 cent hogs, a price that meant ham alone brought twice what the whole pig cost. Some farmers gave hogs away as it would cost them to sell or keep them.

This eliminated many alternatives for our food. While we see now that with oil those who have it can, will, and do dictate the price people do not see the flashing neon sign that our food supply is in the same situation. Indeed, consumers are for the most part so unaware of it that they continue to purchase on cost, generating revenue for the handful of corporate entities that hold the majority of our food supply.

Archer Daniels Midland – ADM – bills itself as “supermarket to the world” and had a 67% increase in profits while Cargill – resented by small farmers the world over – had an 86% profit increase.

Most consumers have no idea what some ingredients in their products really are.
For example, sorbitol is a hydrogenated sugar alcohol derived from corn, which is used in sugarless gums and candy, as well as being an ingredient in polyurethane.
 
As one of the largest processors of oil seed, ADM produces soybean powder and meal for human and animal use. Extracted from that is a crude oil used not only for edible oils, vegetable oils and lecithin, but also for industrial oil, biodiesel, and polymers.

Cargill – enjoying record profits – has its hands in baked goods, cereals, beverages from alcohol to soft drinks to fruit drinks, candy and chocolate, dairy, health and organic (think sports drinks, vitamins!), meat and poultry, pharmaceuticals, prepared foods (condiments, jams/jellies, side and main dish mixes, puddings, sauces and much more) and snack foods. You won’t see “Cargill” on grocery store shelves openly labeled just like you won’t see the other majority players, but it’s there and much of what you eat comes from them.

Rest assured when it comes to maintaining those record profits that they will have that in mind before those too poor to buy their foods. Cotton farmers in India, pushed out by Monsanto cotton, have committed suicide at the prospect of losing their livelihood, and farmers in many other countries do not even want them as neighbors. If it comes to their finances or yours – theirs will take precedence.  Monsanto and Cargill each own 50% of a company that markets genetically engineered foods worldwide.

Monsanto eagerly pushes farmers into courtrooms where a small farmer has no chance of winning, whether or not they’ve ever planted their seed. One farmer was held accountable for planting their genetic altered seed on land he didn’t even own – which made no difference in the courtroom. Absolute power corrupts absolutely is an appropriate adage to describe what’s happening.

With these corporations holding the vast majority of our food supply…what happens when they raise prices and demand more profits? We can do without fuel – but we cannot do without food. Unfortunately, the headlights are approaching and American consumers don’t have a clue to move off the road.

Corporate America exists for one thing – profit. They might give a token amount for charities but profit comes before anything. Lower costs drive the ‘reasons’ for GMO products, which most people don’t want to eat and farmers don’t want near their fields.

If your checkbook is drained and they’re showing record profits do you think they will barter with you as small farmers will? Do you think they will feel sorry and say “here’s groceries until you get on your feet? Not going to happen – it cuts into their profit. Farmers have seen it – consumers don’t and are unaware of it.

And THAT takes food shortages to a whole different level.

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How To Survive The Coming Food Shortage!

Prepare now for surging food costs and empty grocery store shelve

Why almost everyone is wrong about
how to survive any food shortage or crisis!

Mike Walters From:Mike Walters
Consumer Reporter
Thursday, 8:37 a.m.

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If you have ever wanted to produce your own cheaper than dirt survival food...this is going to be the most important message you will ever read.

Here is why:

There now exists a new video course that reveals how to safely prepare and store foods in the event of a dangerous worldwide crisis. It’s designed for anyone who is frustrated with surging grocery prices and the very real possibility of empty shelves during the first year of the new administration.

The success of the new videos has already encouraged hundreds of people who never thought they could preserve their own food to take action and finally start storing their emergency supply.

How To Prepare For An Unthinkable Crisis!

There is still time for you to prepare, but you have to start learning how to make your own survival foods as soon as humanly possible. The best way to do it is to get the inside scoop on how to do it right. Fortunately, there is a way to get twenty years worth of food storage secrets crammed into two DVD's.

This new food storage system is called Food Storage Secrets. You do not need a lot of expensive equipment to store foods for a crisis using the methods taught here. Even better, Food Storage Secrets pays for itself quickly as you begin to put away garden produce or even meats that you buy on sale. For most folks it's simply the biggest bargain of their lives. You can finally become self-sufficient and any extra money saved in food expense goes right back to your pocket. Frankly, at the end of the day, Food Storage Secrets actually makes you money!

What's more, the videos take you by the hand, step by step, through the entire process of "putting away" almost any food you can think of. It's very much like having a food storage professional right there with you every step of the way.

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