The worldwide food situation has become so dreadful that the UN recently held an emergency meeting to address its fears that food riots will most definitely happen overthrowing many government authorities . The worlds grain supply has fallen to 72 days consumption an ominous situation that brings us perilously close to to the 64 day mark that caused the worldwide food riots during 2007-2008.
Of the top 10 grain food suppliers in the world the following countries have experienced cataclysmic failures last year: China (flooding), India (flooding), Canada (drought), Russia (drought), Ukraine (drought), Australia (drought and locust plague) and Pakistan (floods). In Pakistans case the loss of crops was almost total due to exceptional flooding. As a consequence Russia banned all grain exports. Right now in August 2012, the corn belt in the USA is suffering from severe drought.
Julian Cribb a prize-winning Australian science author recently wrote "millions of people will soon begin mass migrations in search of food and water." Look what happened in Libya last year in August 2011: NATOs 'liberating' forces devastated a vital water pipeline in Libya denying drinking water to 4.5 million people. Agricultural crops that feed millions can no longer be irrigated. As repairs was underway on the pipeline NATO targeted and destroyed the factory that was rushing to carry out this work.
The same is happening right now in Syria and Iran is next on the US 'must invade' list. This is the crop equivalent of financial collapse Watch the cost of cereals, bread and other grain based foods rise. Look how many nations are demonstrating against corrupt governments around the globe yet there's no media coverage of these events.
And then of course there's the threat of Martial Law. Under Martial Law everyone loses their rights. This one we need to be prepared for. And its when not if.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone
To better prepare yourself mentally look at the rest of the Survival Instincts that covers bushcraft, camping, food and water storage, power & fuel, first aid, and most importantly self-defence and personal protection.
Graeme has hacked his way through the Borneo jungle with Punan nomads, hunted with blowpipes, sailed the Indonesian seas with modern-day pirates, climbed volcanoes in Java, kayaked the northern lakes of Minnesota and fished with the Portuguese sardine fleets. Having settled in West Sussex, he is now faced with a very real challenge surviving the economic depression that will impact everyone.