Tag Archives: Food Shortage

California Drought Threatens Entire Country. Three Pictures Show How Bad It Really Is.

On January 17, California’s governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency due to an historic drought that is decimating crops and forcing farmers to leave their fields fallow. Experts are already predicting higher food prices and potential food shortages if food production doesn’t pick up elsewhere. But this is not just a food problem…

Football and Fertilizer

Today people talk about American Idol, Hollywood films and spectator sports. Our great grandparents talked about soil, seeds and water. Children used to spend half the year working in fields growing and harvesting vegetables. Today a third of school children – according to polling organization Mori – think bread is made from potatoes. Half of …

“Meal Requiring Enemas”

In Food Bubble: How to Survive the Coming Food Shortage I wrote about MREs (“Meal, ready to eat”) — the just-add-water rations which have replaced canned food in the U.S. military. On page 18 I listed some of the funny nicknames troops have given MREs because of their poor flavor and constipating effects. Here are …