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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:


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 !


As golf courts grass and forclosed properties grass is blooming and booming everywhere ,food for humans are shrinking while their prices are skyrocketing!

How many Americans know how the Foreign Banks manipulate and control their freedom to own a home? I was reading an article about a foreign bank creating plighted neighborhood letting their repossesd/forclosed homes grass grow as tall as a man and leting them  run down without doing any maintenance etc....Some bank forclosed /owned properties are making  towns and cities look like third world shanti towns neighborhoods.Dont beleive me until you read this with your own eyes:

An example is a small coastal town (let us call it XYZ for now)where more homes are deserted except for drug dealers or prostitutes sneaking in at night to fill in the vaccancies!More crime and more grass is a by product of record Bank forclosed properties ..and no one cares so far!!!

I am looking for a land to grow vegetables and cant find any!Land here in Florida especially SF is earmarked for development and construction where the big bucks returns abide!Talk about our love for ownership and our pride of having a is becoming  a challenge  to keep your home of the AMERICAN DREAM!

How about some stimulus money to help convert those GRASSY FORECLOSED PROPERTIES into backyard farms for feeding the cows and animal farms of the midwest now under severe draught and grass lacking..Grass is booming in S.Florida thanks to the summer non-stop rain deluge?"Hell NO!!!Holly cow !!No cows allowed to feed on my  backyard GRASSY forclosed home?"A Foreign banker may cry!Seconded by a Golf course sportsman /millionaire Objection"No cows are allowed on on my private golf course "!!


On the other hand locally speaking.More than four commissioners in jail for corruption related to real estate kickback/deals etc..and some towns and cities  fighting to block funding of a new created office for investigating corruption!!!Who cares about providing affordable(like 1$ per month lease), land that is sitting idle -for an unemployed(lost farm to bank) local farmer to grow food locally and counter the increase of food prices?Check this article about food prices increase:

Add to this the global distress of food prices increase due to floods in Russia and Brazil in addition to the Mid west draught and  so on so forth never ending Climate Change weather impacts on growing end up in asking yourself:Are we running out of jobs,gas and food and homes at the same time?

So why not start looking for solutions .There are plenty of land ,golf courts and backyards that are growing just GRASS? Why not start a program to convert grass land to foodland?

It takes a change of thinking and an increased awareness and offcourse a change in course about how we look at people who are called farmers !Anyone out there who want to be a hero and offer  their backyard for growing food here in S.Florida? I am bidding with one dollar nominal rental fee per year and will share harvest and donate to soup kitchens.

Our phone operators are standing by..:(Just kidding:)

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