â€œAccording to the May 1, 2008 CCC inventory report there are oÂnly 24.1 million bushels of wheat in inventory, so after this sale there will be oÂnly 2.7 million bushels of wheat left the entire CCC inventory,â€ warned Matlack. â€œOur concern is not that we are using the remainder of our strategic grain reserves for humanitarian relief. AAM fully supports the action and all humanitarian food relief. Our concern is that the U.S. has nothing else in our emergency food pantry. There is no cheese, no butter, no dry milk powder, no grains or anything else left in reserve. The oÂnly thing left in the entire CCC inventory will be 2.7 million bushels of wheat which is about enough wheat to make Â½ of a loaf of bread for each of the 300 million people in America.â€ The US Has NO Remaining Grain Reserves
I remember reading somebody’s comments somewhere that stated 24 million bushels of wheat was “plenty”. How about 2.7 bushels? Ready for your yearly loaf of bread? This is .pdf file shows what remains in the CCC inventories.
This is probably one of the reasons why I am completely sold out of all pastas (spaghetti, macaroni and noodles). Also, most other grains have disappeared, spelt, kamut, millet, quinoa and of course, white wheat, Golden 86 has been gone for some time. Other products have disappeared too, spinach, mushrooms and quite a few beans, especially organic varieties. Inventory levels have fluctuated up and down on some, but some have just totally disappeared.
The word is, “fall harvests”, but I can’t help but wonder just how this fall harvests will alleviate some of these shortages.
Food Production Must Rise By 50% (but much sooner then 2050)
Climate Change is Bad News For US Agriculture
And this, just found regarding Britian: Nine Meals From Anarchy
The phrase ‘nine meals from anarchy’ sounds more like the title of a bad Hollywood movie than any genuine threat.
But that was the expression coined by Lord Cameron of Dillington, a farmer who was the first head of the Countryside AgencyÂ -Â the quango set up by Tony Blair in the days when he pretended to care about the countrysideÂ -Â to describe just how perilous Britain’s food supply actually is.