Planting Seeds During Crisis will Help You to Earn a Crust

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rassada_cEconomic data tells us that food supplies are down nearly 50% from over a year ago. The problem behind this growing food shortage lies with the financial crisis in the banks. Few banks have the money or are willing to loan large factory farms the money needed to buy fertilizer, irrigated water, and other necessities related to food production. This forces more and more large food producers to not plant new crops. Their land lies idle.

 

Jim Lynn

On the consumer side, the food shortage means less food available in stores in the coming months. How severe the food shortage will become, and for how much longer the financial crisis will continue is anyone's guess.

Most of us do not see a food shortage or have a concern when we shop for groceries. All we are concerned over is increasing food prices. After all, grocery store shelves are constantly being restocked, even as we shop. So we do not see or have a concern over supposed food shortages. If we have any complaints, it is that food keeps getting more expensive taking more and more of our money.

What we fail to understand is why food keeps getting more expensive. Sure there is inflation, but inflation is only part of the cause. The primary cause for increasing food prices has to do with supply and demand. There is less food available and more demand. If there were more food to meet growing demand, food prices would stabilize. But just the opposite is happening.

If it comes down to it, no matter what the news reports say, it will not be until store shelves are suddenly seen empty of canned goods and fresh produce that people will realize the situation and panic.

We seem to be in the perfect storm that is bringing down so much of what we take for granted. Never in a thousand years could this happen we reason. And yet, in disbelief, it is happening before our very eyes.

Do you realize our standard of living depends on: 1. A worthless piece of paper that requires an equal amount of debt to be created, and 2. A system of credit no longer able to sustain itself? Our generation is now bearing the fruit of this unsound monetary system.

Our Great, Great Grandparents would laugh over our unsustainable and foolish way of life. As with the generations before them, their greatest wealth was not money but plant seeds. They understood the basics of life we have long forgotten. For if you possess plant seeds, you hold insurance against an unknown future.

There are some of us, though our number is small, who appreciate the old ways, and have foresight to understand the meaning of unfolding events. We are the people who are preparing to survive a great and terrible depression. Part of our preparation includes stocking and storing plant seed. We are growing our own vegetables and preserving the food we produce.

Consider this: What would you give for a packet of vegetable seeds, if people around you were eating anything they could find to satisfy their hunger? If you had seed set aside for yourself and family in such a situation, at what price would you be willing to sell part of them???

I hope nothing like that ever comes to pass. But if it did, plant seeds would once again be like having money in the bank. They would become as precious as gold.

The first rule of life is to have food to eat. The second rule of life is not to forget rule number one! That means if food disappears from store shelves you still have to feed yourself and family. Betting your life that food will always be in stores during the perfect economic storm we are in is fool hardy. Better to buy some seed and plant a garden to secure you have food to eat.

Prepare for the worst, and pray for the best.


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