There is a real risk of global famine in the months ahead. And this time, it may hit Americans, too.
Already, the United Nations and other organizations are warning of potentially catastrophic famines by the end of the year.
The UN World Food Program, for instance, argued that the coronavirus lock-down could push almost 150 million people above normal levels to the brink of starvation by late 2020.
“I want to stress that we are not only facing a global health pandemic but also a global humanitarian catastrophe,” said David Beasley, executive director of the UN WFP, warning of a “hunger pandemic” and “multiple famines of biblical proportions within a short few months.”
The ostensibly Christian international aid agency World Vision warned that some 30 million children could die from starvation, too.
While America has historically been insulated from these sorts of global food crises, this time may be different. Government agencies and bureaucrats are telling farmers not to plant. Some farmers have even been told to plow under their crop.
With numerous slaughterhouses and meatpacking facilities shut down, and supply chains disrupted by the lock downs, massive amounts of livestock have been culled, too.
According to Reuters, farmers and ranchers all over the country have been aborting piglets, gassing chickens, and more. Millions of pigs, chickens and cattle are being euthanized, warned Tyson Foods chairman John Tyson.
And now, adding fuel to the fire, the government and the Federal Reserve are inflating the U.S. dollar in an unprecedented way amid the crisis.
From bailing out companies to providing huge unemployment benefits to tens of millions of newly unemployed workers, the monetary policies are risking the dollar’s purchasing power and even its long-term status as the global reserve currency.
Meanwhile, Communist China has threatened to dump U.S. Treasury bonds, potentially causing a collapse of the U.S. dollar.
If the value of the dollar were to decline significantly as a result of the economic crisis and the never-before-seen currency creation–something that becomes more likely with every new dollar printed and borrowed–Americans could be left without the ability to buy enough food in global markets.
This could all be a perfect storm of disaster. And it appears to have been engineered.
It demands the immediate attention of senior policymakers in Washington — particular within the Trump administration — before the danger becomes irreversible.