A number of countries worldwide, are saying their population could be facing severe food shortages and widespread hunger by the end of 2022.

Others are slapping export bans on fertilisers, fuel and food staples like wheat, potatoes and edible oil – all of which are in critically short supply.

In just the last few hours, there are reports of mass food recalls of peanut butter and hazelnut truffles in the US, along with many other foods containing those products.

Earlier today, the FDA also issued a massive recall of Smithfield’s bacon and around 185,610 pounds of RTE bacon – that’s over 90 tons of bacon products.

These moves follow a mass poultry cull and a rash of fires and explosions that have destroyed food processing plants and storage facilities across the US.

Even mainstream news outlets like Fox have started asking questions about the “odd string of coincidences” that have helped cripple the nation’s food supply.

As Tucker Carlson pointed out, over the past 6 months, there have been 17 incidents of fires and explosions, including two plane crashes – one into a  food processing plant and the other, a food storage facility.

Of course, mainstream news outlets like CNN have trotted out a conga-line of “experts” to explain to the silly ‘deplorables’ how all these were just “random occurrences”.

Whatever.  The fact remains that the world’s food situation is starting to look pretty dire.

I think it’s time the people started creating their own distributed food systems – so that we are not 100% reliant on those holding centralised control over our access to food.

Here in Queensland, we live in one of the most fertile regions in the country.  Absolutely anyone can grow anything.

I’ve already started mine.

Basil, coriander, garlic, parsley, chives, tomato, beans, beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, potato, celery, cucumber, melons, lettuce, pumpkin and zucchini.

That’s just for starters.

We also need community gardens, aquaponics, rabbits, goats, chickens, ducks, quail, mushrooms, soil husbandry, dry farming and urban coops.

State and local authorities need to remove any restrictive regulations around home or community grown food production, to allow this to happen.

Churchill called them ‘Victory Gardens’.

I’m just saying, ‘Let’s Trust the Plant!

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