- Corn and grains are suffering and wilting with the intense heat and drought throughout the Midwest.
- Food prices have increased by 37% in the last year (Bloomberg)
- Heat a waves are damaging crops and increasing the amount of water needed to grow food, however water has been short due to heat and drought.
- Fires have been raging across the west, risking soils and fresh water.
- Americans get a good portion of our food from China and the Latin Americas, and supplies can easily be cut off by hunger, strikes, and instability. China could withhold to increase prices; it's a lot of power.
The shortages have already begun in poorer regions of the world; Afrca, India and the Koreas have been especially hard hit.