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What’s Wrong with a Typical Storage Food List?

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I got an email the other day from a loving and well meaning friend who was sharing how to buy storage food cheaply over time. It was a wonderful gesture and right in line with the need to prepare. Honestly, though, it got me thinking and wondering what’s wrong with the typical food storage list. The principle was actually perfect…to buy a little each week and store it. Within a year you would have enough for two people to survive on for another year. This is a great way of not breaking the bank all at once and crushing the […]

What to store to be prepared…

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Of course we could get carried away with a million different things that we think may be needed to stock up on for an emergency. I will say, however, many of the convenience items really are less convenient when eating for health and long term storage. Grains and Beans are the two biggest staples that will provide nutrition and long term sustainability for a preparedness pantry.  Build your long term pantry around these items and you can cut the odd items down to a minimum. Rice, wheat, spelt, millet, and oats are great for storage.  All forms of beans provide  […]

Feeding the World

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I’ve come to a revelation on our role in Feeding the World after reading this portion of a Bloomberg Report: “There’s been unprecedented demand globally for grains,” said Gordon Davis, managing director of Melbourne-based AWB Ltd., the largest wheat exporter in Australia. “It’s being driven by demand for protein in Asia, which reflects rising incomes.” Even farm animals, which eat 16 percent of the world’s wheat, are driving consumption as alternatives such as corn feed get more expensive. The appeal of corn-based ethanol is increasing as the U.S. government sets mandates for alternative energy sources. “There is a tremendous competition […]

Wheat and Grain crops in crisis.

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In October 2007 scientists and researchers met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and established an early warning system to check the spread of stem rust. A survey system was then set up that would help researchers track and identify the spread of the fungus The Bill Gates Foundation has given $26.8 million U. S Dollars to Cornell University for a new global project to combat this fungus: wheat (stem) rust disease, which specialists say poses a threat to the world’s food security. Fungus is not the only issue at hand in the wheat and grain crisis. By our own choices and thirst for […]

Grain shortage and rising food prices: worldwide crisis.

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Rising world food prices have sparked Egypt’s government into a struggle to contain a political crisis. Violence has broken out at long subsidized bread lines, and the president is worried about unrest. He has ordered the army to step in.  At least seven people have died, according to police — two who were stabbed when fights broke out between customers waiting in the long line, and others died from the exhaustion of waiting in line. The World Food Program on Monday this past week have urged countries to help it by bridging a funding gap in more food assistance caused by higher prices of food and grains.  […]