When I went to the grocery store in preparation for this year’s July 4th barbeque, I expected to pay more than I did last year.
Inflation was at a record high… and supply chains were still struggling to meet demand…
So as much as it pained me, I was prepared to pay the extra cost.
But when I stepped into my local Walmart, I was shocked…
I couldn’t find any meat because all the counters were empty… The fresh produce section was meager… And the shelves were barren.
Something was clearly wrong.
Walmart is the biggest retailer in the world… It shouldn’t look like a grocery store in a third-world country.
Of course, inflation is a big problem… but it’s only a small part of the crisis that’s emptying grocery store shelves across America.
You see, we all know about inflation affecting things like energy prices… Even after oil prices cool off, we still feel the pain at the gas station.
But here’s what you need to understand…
When oil and natural gas prices go up, it has a snowball effect… It makes everything more expensive, including food transport and production.
Most farms today use diesel-operated machinery. And diesel prices are up 48% since last year.
Then there’s natural gas… we need it to make fertilizer, and its price has more than doubled this year – a 14-year record high.
In fact, fuel costs have increased so much that many farmers will lose money if they plant.
On top of that, we’re seeing water scarcity and prolonged droughts worldwide.
All of this is creating a perfect storm for a global famine of biblical proportions…
A Food Crisis Unlike Anything We’ve Seen
According to the UN World Food Programme, nearly 50 million people could die from a global food shortage happening right now.
And this crisis isn’t limited to developing countries… it’s also happening right here in the United States.
I know this sounds crazy…
America isn’t some banana republic. We’re a rich country.
Yet, according to Business Insider, about 80% of Americans are already experiencing shortages at grocery stores.
Things like meat, eggs, bread, pasta, sugar, avocados, canned foods… Everything you can imagine.
Now, I’m not saying we’ll see millions of Americans dying from starvation… But we will see food shortages in America, and many Americans have no idea what’s coming.
That’s because food has been readily available in America over the last century.
Most of us can just drive to the grocery store and buy whatever we want… Heck, one in six Americans gets groceries delivered.
So many of us take food for granted.
But if farmers can’t produce crops, there’s no food on the shelves.
That’s exactly what’s happening today… And it’s about to get a lot worse.
Last year, a severe drought in the West forced 40% of farmers to sell off part of their herds, according to an American Farm Bureau Federation survey.
Inflationary costs for things like feed, fertilizer, and fuel are worsening the situation… so many farmers are auctioning their cows to make ends meet.
For example, the small sale barn in Elk City, Oklahoma – which services four small counties – normally sees 200–300 cows on sale per day…
According to a CNN report, during the last week of July, that number rose to 1,000.
That’s why farmers nationwide are sounding the alarm…
John Boyd Jr. is the president of the National Black Farmers Association. He recently warned:
We are in a crisis right now as far as the food chain goes with the farmers in this country. We’re going to see a lot of empty shelves and a lot more high food prices.
This is a farmer with 40 years of experience putting food on Americans’ tables… so he’s seen his share of bad seasons. He knows what he’s talking about.
Then there’s Kyle Kotzmoyer, a farmer in Pennsylvania. He said:
We have reached that point where it is very close to being a sinking ship. We are teetering on the edge right now.
And Eva Slatter, a farrier in Emory, Texas, said her neighbor is selling his herd of cows due to record temperatures and the worst drought in more than a decade:
None of the ranchers I know want to get out, but they have to. Everybody is selling because they can’t feed [the livestock], and no one is buying the cows to raise.
So while the mainstream media focuses on the latest political scandal of the day, they’re ignoring the biggest threat to the U.S. food supply we’ve ever seen.
The good news is that my team and I have discovered a way for you to prepare for this crisis and come out better financially.
A Food Production Breakthrough
As you know, I believe all crises lead to opportunity. That’s why I recently held a special event called Countdown to Catastrophe.
During the event, I told viewers about a pre-IPO company I believe is the best way to profit from this coming food crisis… one that’s pioneering a way to grow all sorts of produce without any soil.
In fact, a NASA scientist has been working with it to develop the tech further…
This guy helped develop ways for astronauts to grow crops in space without the benefit of soil… it’s truly groundbreaking.
Best of all, investors who get in before this company goes public have a chance to potentially make up to 42x their money…
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But you must act fast. This pre-IPO is raising only $5 million… so I expect it to fill quickly.
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In the meantime, to prepare for this crisis, I recommend all Americans stock up on pasta, oats, rice, cooking oils, and canned foods.
Friends, if I’m wrong about the coming shortages and you don’t use the food, you can always donate it to a food bank or charity of your choice.
(My charity of choice is Blessings of Hope. You can learn more about it here.)
But if I’m right and you can’t find food… it’ll be even more difficult to get what you need to survive. Please don’t wait.
Click here to watch a replay of my special briefing. And I’ll give you my full blueprint to prepare for this crisis for free – just for tuning in.
Let the Game Come to You!