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THE WORLD AS A TEST SUBJECT … U.S. FOOD CHAIN IN JEOPARDY!

(BREAKING NEWS — OP-ED) — The displayed material is all subjective depending on how you interpret it … in less than 60 minutes … you decide.  

MANUFACTURED?

And how then can you trust any product, including vaccines and medical supplies, coming out of China?  If war is being declared upon us, do we not have the right to defend ourselves?  And here, I thought the Constitution and the Bill of Rights provided for the “general welfare” of America.  Or does it really matter when the irony of all of this points to politics and how much we can smear each other and ridicule each other when we’re all being taken to task here?

And the World Health Organization knew about this before this crisis even entered the U.S.

WHO is not your friend either.  Do the research.  Draw your own conclusions after watching.

Go to RESEARCHGATE and study. Determine what your next move will be.  That plot of land in them thar heels may be just what the doctor ordered; however, it may not save you from mutual assured destruction.

UPDATE!  UPDATE!  UPDATE!  UPDATE!  UPDATE! 

We are now getting reports in that various beef, pork and poultry plants throughout the United States have been contaminated as the result of dozens (and dozens) of workers testing positive for COVID-19.  This would appear to indicate that the food supplied by these plants may be affected as well. 

The JBS Beef Processing Plant in Greeley, Colorado has been shut down after 30+ employees tested positive and 2 of them died of complications resulting from the virus!  Reports indicate that more than 300 people are likely affected by the shutdown.  JBS also closed a beef processing plant in Souderton, Pennsylvania while decontamination procedures are taking place.

Employees at Sanderson Farms, Coca-Cola Bottling Plants in Washington State and California and Nestle’s Purina distribution center in Pennsylvania have also tested positive for the virus.

Smithfield foods has confirmed that its pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota says that more than 80 employees at the John Morrell pork plant have tested positive (its first case was reported on March 26th)!

Tyson Foods, Inc. has suspended operations at its Columbus Junction, Iowa pork plant after more than two dozen workers tested positive for the virus.  1,400 workers are employed there.  Tyson spokespeople are saying they’re rolling out infrared scanners at facility entrances.  Tyson’s Nebraska plant produces enough food daily to feed 18-million people.

Some plants have been experiencing a lot of employee absenteeism due to concerns the plants aren’t doing enough to protect workers.  A Midwest Coca-Cola bottler has drawn ire from the Teamsters Union because the union claims the company encourages its labor force to come to work sick.

FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN IN U.S. AT IMMINENT RISK!

Because of the number of workers infected with the coronavirus and others staying home because they don’t want to risk infection, what do you think this is doing to food production?   In my book, it’s slowing it down dramatically, so badly to the point where billions of pounds of perishable food are going to waste before it can even make it to the store shelves.

The dairy industry is also being affected because grocery stores are improperly limiting the number of milk products (quarts, gallons, etc.) consumers can buy, which is causing dairy farmers to literally dump an over-productive dairy spring production cycle back into the earth, literally.  Over the last few weeks, dairy futures have plummeted.

Hoarding isn’t helping the situation either. While the supply side of the chain claims there’s plenty of food to go around, the lack of information being fed to the public, especially in the form of fake news, appeared to have pushed the public panic envelope into overdrive.  Toilet paper and cleaning supplies are not going to be your only worry now if the government doesn’t get a handle on the food supply production.

This is one of the reasons why the freeze-dried food supply chains have been scooped up.  Pretty soon, you’ll have plenty of cheap gas to buy (until the disruptions occur there) but you can’t eat gas. Who knows what food is currently out in the marketplace now that has been unknowingly contaminated.  Make sure you ask about where your meat came from before you buy it.

Not to make you worry too much about where your next meal is coming from … but I think it’s a great time to start thinking about:

  1. Planting a garden or doing container gardening.
  2. Investing in whatever freeze-dried food supplies that are in existence and available for purchase.
  3. Building a hen house (no roosters; if your area allows chickens) and keep a few hens around for eggs.  If your area is overrun with predators (raccoons, opossums, coyotes, bobcats, panthers, etc.) you may have a harder time keeping the hen house secured.  Then there’s the neighbors. If they know you have something … and they want it … they’ll find a way to get at it.
  4. Planning your menu accordingly. You may end up rationing food among family members. Anyone on a special diet is going to become more expensive to accommodate as time passes.
  5. Stocking up on whatever necessary prescription medicines and holistic products you’re going to require to exist.  I’m still taking Allimax and it is making a difference!

SOMETHING DID SINK IN … 

My eldest son informed me that I was the subject of conversation at the dinner table as to things I tried to instill in him as a child … being able to barter, planning for a rainy day as to food storage, having a water source that’s potable and the supplies to manage it all.  When he was young, we had a giant garden and had so much left over we’d sell the surplus to the local grocery store, which in turn paid for our seeds and chicken feed to keep the fresh eggs coming. All of what I tried to instill in him finally kicked in.

The top 3 things that people are concerned with are food, water and shelter.  You put any of those things in jeopardy, you put an entire population at risk … from each other.  This is how civil unrest gets started and the real martial law gets implemented.

In every sense, I’m trying to be practical here.  This isn’t the end of the world … unless you go out and do something stupid … new term: Covidiot!  (combination of the COVID-19 and “idiot”).

Now is the time we need to be smart but compassionate … and pray.

Whatever you can do to secure your own long-term food storage … well, at least one that was prepared BEFORE the outbreak … would be a smart move at this time.  Fresh veggies are better than processed foods and at least you know where they came from. If you are the least bit concerned about where one might acquire these types of foods, please email me and I’ll hook you up with references.  Our indicators are saying this lockdown (of whatever has been implented in your area) is going to last well into July … so you need to be prepared and do it now.  Better safe than sorry, especially if you’re living on credit like many are having to do right now.

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