Friday, August 6, 2010

Global Wheat Shortage Feared

The potential for a global wheat famine continues to become more possible as the extreme weather worldwide has adversely affected global yields.  

Note that wheat is currently second to rice as the main human food crop so this scarcity could aid to the diminishing global food supply needed to feed the world's fast growing population.

Please see the previous blog entry covering this very real threat:

"Global Wheat Shortage Feared as Prices Surge'

"Severe drought, brush fires and heat waves in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan have driven wheat prices to their biggest one-month jump in more than 30 years, killing half the crop in some areas and reportedly fueling fears of global shortages."
"The slump in Russian wheat production has pushed prices up 62 percent since early June, and last month saw the biggest and fastest increase since 1959.

The rise prompted warnings from food companies that prices for flour and products that use flour will soar, The Wall Street Journal reports."

"Putin bans Russia grain exports due to drought"

 "MOSCOW– Russia, the world's third wheat exporter, Thursday banned grain exports for the next four-and-a-half months due to a record drought that has destroyed millions of hectares (acres) of its land."

Revelation 6:5-6
" And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see.  And I beheld and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and [see] thou hurt not the oil and the wine."

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