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Food prices and the HEAT and Draught effect in 2012...and beyond.Are farmers prepared?


Food prices are going up as the heat barometer drives more draught and crop failures into the path of farmers in the tropics ,the plain zones and beyond.This is the year of the Fire Spitting Dragon in  the Chinese calender and the year of "Earth Shift" according to the Mayan Calender!Changes are going to happen and humans and other life forms on Earth are going to feel the HEAT brunt .Are you ready?

The New York Times has placed this "Heat and Draught " effect on driving food prices up, on its first page Head Lines News .Check it out:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/26/business/food-prices-to-rise-in-wake-of-severe-drought.html

 

I expect that farmers  be of great demand in the short term future .The food prices are shooting  upwards already .The next shortage will be for  fertile land in addition to water sources. The heat effect will change the face of the Earth from GREEN into pale YELLOW ,UNLESS we take drastic action to uplift the state of farms and farmers!

So far the case is not so as developers and Big Agri Business take the lion share of land and destroy the Earth Top soil with concrete and chemical fertiilzers.

 

A reminder of what happens when food prices are drastically raised:The Arab Spring.People revolted when the food prices went up and not just to topple dictators...

Food for humans means life or death.Water for humans means life or death.You play with those two basic LIFE  ingredients is like playing with fire!

 

When will we shift the awareness from commodities speculations and consumption into PRODUCING our own food ? The current trend of thought is "We the People as Consumers".. are for profit and making money..The next shift of the social paradigm will be We the People  are.. Producers!

By the way the correct word for spelling fruit veggies is :"PRODUCE"!

 

Being prepared is winning half the battle ..The future farm is right in your backyard , if you are still holding on to your home...Otherwise bet on the Community Garden near you !

 
 

A heat TSUNAMI ?Look out for crop thermal protection solutions if any!

There are explosions in the sun that some are nick naming them :Heat Tsunamis".

We are experiencing this kind of heat here in Florida .How about you?

Any releifs for farmers who lose their crops due to the Heat Tsunami?

In Russia and Euorpe ,the heat and  fires are  eating up the wheat crops and triggering a wheat price increase that was never met in recent memory since the 70's.

Are there any suggestions to help farmers cope with the unprecednted heat waves that are spreading all over our globe from Africa to Asia, Europe and the Americas?Where are the alerts from the United Nations?I beleive we need a "Farmer Watch Board" that focusses on protecting crops from intermittent weather and other  natural catastrophes.

Expect more heat as tghe Sun Tsunamis continue to bubble up more explosions that are affecting mother earth and father farmer!

Meanwhile, we are crying for HELP!

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HAVE SHOVEL .WILL TRAVEL.SEEKING A BETTER ORGANIC WAY OF LIVING LIFE WITH PRIDE,WITHOUT PREJUDICE!

IT IS BLAZZING SUMMER ALREADY TAKING HOLD HERE  !!HEAT ..HUMIDITY ...MOSQUITO..and MOLD are the apparent summer harvest  in the HURRICANE SEASON ! A GOOD REASON TO "BAIL OUT" ...OF HERE!!!

ARE YOU CONSIDERING HIRING AN EXTRA PROFESSIONAL "ORGANIC HELPING HAND"? CONSIDER THE UNDERSIGNED! I HAVE A SHOVEL AND I AM READY TO TRAVEL .

There are side effects of the heat-humidity - mold/mosquito MOSQUETEERS.Taking into consideration the EMOTIONAL effects of the stress caused by the FINANCIAL meltdown , I find it more safe to choose FLIGHT over FIGHT!!

Here are my personal reasons for FLIGHT :

1-NO STIMULUS HELP FOR SMALL Urban / Local Community Gardens Farmers  exist in the bail out stimulus- list.Federal help is needed just like the one extended for the "Victory Gardens" model during the great depression!

2-NO GREEN  / COMMUNITY - FARMERS MARKETS  INCENTIVES are offered for start up local small urban farmers.Investment in community gardens need more attention from both local and private sectors to provide AFFORDABLE organic produce especially to inner cities of  low income communities.

3-RACIAL PROFILING: Blacks..Hispanics..Farmers ..Different/Ethnic People  etc.. get a bigger bitter bite ..Slavery in the South was abolished long time ago, but some of us here still have no clue! People now have RIGHTS! They are FREE and EQUAL by law ,no matter what color,nationality,ethnicity etc !Being different here , is being vulnerable.Ask me!

Take for example, "The Punisher" story..It is a REAL  racial profiling  incidence that happened in an AGRICULTURAL town called :"Glades" in Florida .It happened to coincide with" GATES"racial story !Now it is the right time to expose :RACIAL PROFILING and write laws against RACISIM just like we wrote laws against TERRORISM!! If you want to learn more  about the "Glades story", just  google:"The Glades Punisher."

There are people who just REACT and project their personal  problems,  hate ,anger and prejudice on others to feel better.There are people who PRO-ACT and tend to face their own challenges without causing a colatarel damage to others.There are a lot of us who are losing THINGS like: Homes,cars,farms,gardens,storage units and offcourse JOBS .Let us not take this PERSONAL.LET US SEEK AND PROVIDE HELP with patience and passion.Let us show COMPASSION to others!

I have attended an Organic Farmers  conference  once  in an OUT OF STATE TOWN ,  I was extremely impressed by the respect ,civil and polite attitude of the different farmers whom  I have met.I beleive the ORGANIC FOOD and THE ORGANIC way of life has an important impact on our behaviours and attitudes.Let us vote small organic farmers for office.Let us write organic laws to serve and preserve freedom,justice,jobs and dignity for ALL ! Let us pray...not prey!

 
 
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