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This would make for great fiction…

Global food poisoning? Yes, We’re maxing out. Forget Peak Oil. We’re maxing-out on Peak Food. Billions go hungry. We’re poisoning our future, That’s why Cargill, America’s largest private food company, is warning us: about water, seeds, fertilizers, diseases, pesticides, droughts. You name it. Everything impacts the food supply. Wake up America, it’s worse than you think.

We’re slowly poisoning America’s food supply, poisoning the whole world’s food supply. Fortunately Cargill’s thinking ahead. But politicians are dragging their feet. They’re trapped in denial, protecting Big Oil donors, afraid of losing their job security; their inaction is killing, starving, poisoning people, while hiding behind junk-science.MarketWatch

He says that over the next 50 years, if nothing is done, crop yields in many states will most likely fall, the costs of cooling chicken farms will rise and floods will more frequently swamp the railroads that transport food in the United States. He wants American agribusiness to be ready.New York Times

Among the future trends that will impact our national security is climate change. Rising global temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, climbing sea levels, and more extreme weather events will intensify the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict. They will likely lead to food and water shortages, pandemic disease, disputes over refugees and resources, and destruction by natural disasters in regions across the globe. In our defense strategy, we refer to climate change as a “threat multiplier” because it has the potential to exacerbate many of the challenges we are dealing with today – from infectious disease to terrorism. We are already beginning to see some of these impacts.Pentagon

If it wasn’t already our reality…

And which is why I believe this and this.


19 thoughts on “This would make for great fiction…

  1. And this bring to mind Soylent Green, many of Philip K. Dick’s books, and others come to mind. These science “fiction” folks tried to tell us but….

    1. Exactly right, my friend.

  2. Reality to me is scarier than the unknown. When we are capable of seeing a past history of negative or deadly outcomes, then that to me is truly frightening.
    Great food for thought.

  3. it looks serious

  4. What do you think we would be able to slow this process down? It doesn’t seem like eradication of some things is an option anymore.

    1. Well, if the business leaders and billionaires understand how damaging it all will be to their bottom line, and if the defense department – which I believe is the world’s largest petroleum consuming organization – in an effort to mitigate the security threat global warming brings begins developing alternative means to power their force other than by global warming pollutants, yeah, I think it just might help a bit to slow the havoc. I’m not sure I understand your second sentence.

      1. I was basically saying that perhaps things are too far gone to stop the process completely so we will have to settle for slowing the process down.

        1. Okay…roger that. Yeah, eradication of global warming is impossible as long as we have volcanoes erupting and farm animals passing gas… 🙂

  5. They will be living in ‘Elysium.’

    1. The ultimate in the division of the classes. Wouldn’t mind a spot or two in that whole body healing thingie, though…

      1. I also would not mind!

  6. I am right with you. It is time for others to take the lead. I have become part of some on line communities that are addressing these issues. It is an eye opening experience for me. I want to be part of these communities who are seeing these challenges as evolutionary drivers pulling us towards a new more evolved and conscious human species. I am excited to be part of it.

    1. Sounds exciting and very fulfilling, janetcate.

  7. Add to the concerns you’ve already expressed the damage that careless ‘fracking’ (surely no coincidence it sounds more than a little obscene) is doing to the water tables of food-basket areas. What was the old Cree saying: when the last tree is felled and the last stream poisoned, it is then you will find that you cannot eat money.

  8. Great post and a call to action.

    Reading the post made me recall the dying earth and lower cropping visuals depicted by Christopher Nolan in Interstellar.

    I suppose the first step is to build awareness in the way you have done. What should be the next step and how could we ensure Governments all over can become the Cause in the Matter rather than act defensively?


    1. I can’t believe I have yet to see “Interstellar.”

      As for what to do re: building awareness… A saying I like, especially in relation to the environment and our responsibilities toward it is No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. I do not know how best to hold Governments or Business accountable, to be honest – many organizations out there are trying and are having a tough go at it – other than by voting, both at the ballot and with my wallet. I mostly try to focus on setting a good example for those around who I can influence…though I don’t always succeed in this effort, either. Hmm…maybe we should open up an “Environmental Issues” on the “Relating to Humans” feature and see what ideas others have.

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