Economy Countries are starting to hoard food, threatening global trade

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  1. dragonsfly

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    if the economy crashes nobody will feed anyone but themselves. Whatever resources there is inside a country would be fought over.

    The farmers are not angels and in fact nobody is. There will be no charity to such an extend. There will be turmoil and the farmer will most likely flee his farms. No one should expect a farmer coming out and putting 2kg wheat or soy every month at their doorsteps this is just not real life and doing it for 300mio+ people not a chance
     
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  2. sabretruth

    sabretruth Too many notes

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    High tariffs are fully justified because of the negative externalities Chinese industry creates. I want to see tariffs so high that all imported Chinese goods are the same prices as American made goods, and require all Chinese imports to have the Chinese flag pasted on them and a Surgeon General's warning.
     
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  3. therealdope

    therealdope Titanium Belt

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    When I was a kid in Europe a lot of fruit came from Israel. I think they're going to be fine.
     
  4. Fugazy

    Fugazy Aka Ferrari Houseshoes

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    So.. uh

    I wonder if people NOW understand why the govt subsidizes farming...
     
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  5. dissectingaorticaneurysm

    dissectingaorticaneurysm Red Belt

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    Those picturesque hipster farms are not the ones supplying supermarkets and providing ingredients for manufactured food factories. The majority of food consumed in America come from these-
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    Your homesteading fantasy can only exist as a niche hobby. It can not scale to feed a nation of 300 million.
     
  6. Rickie

    Rickie Stay the fuck away from me

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    Kosher fruit ftw!
     
  7. 7437

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    Doesnt matter what you think or about your little fantasy, essentially all meats come from big factory farms.

    https://www.sentienceinstitute.org/us-factory-farming-estimates
     
  8. 7437

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    Gonna need more than 5 families for 325 million peopl .

    Sorry, math is obviously not your specialty.
     
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  9. dissectingaorticaneurysm

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    Ok, and a guy living in Maine will think America can feed itself with fresh lobster because of its abundance in his vicinity. Try to look beyond your immediate surroundings and consider what the rest of the population has access to. Subsidized corn is in the majority of packaged foods in our supermarkets for a reason.
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    I'm not a fan of his, but he is doing better now, closing th eborders and the financial package.
     
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  11. Goatenstein

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    Fuck yeah! Nuclear war just a little bit closer.
     
  12. Farmer Br0wn

    Farmer Br0wn Farmer Br0wn belt

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    Here's some math to consider:

    The Great State of Nebraska has over 6,800,000 cattle. On average each 1,000lbs on the hoof cow will produce about 430lbs of retail beef.

    That's over 2,924,000,000 lbs of available beef in one state alone. Almost three billion! American agriculture is capable of producing enough meat to satisfy the needs of the world.
     
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  13. Raptac

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    But is it feasible. The waste from so much animal faming would turn Murica into a nation of shit ponds.
     
  14. Farmer Br0wn

    Farmer Br0wn Farmer Br0wn belt

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    Cattle manure makes fine fertilizer.

    It's not only feasible, we're basically already doing it.
     
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  15. Cuauhtemoc

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    To be fair, a family farm can own a combine harvester and practice some very intensive farming. Family farming isn't the same as some idiot homesteading.
    Many cows are also initially raised in family farms and sold to larger companies to get fatter.
     
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  16. dissectingaorticaneurysm

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    Yeah, there are plenty of family farms out there making a decent living and supplying produce to local markets. My point was that the vast majority of calories consumed in America come from mega agribusiness. It's become a necessary evil to feed our population at a low cost. But this cheap abundant food is the reason we are so fat and sickly in the first place. Perhaps if we paid the unsubsidized true cost of food we would be a fitter, healthier, and hungrier nation.
     
  17. Cuauhtemoc

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    I mean there are some family farms that also produce a lot of grains with high tech. I mean they also use pesticides, GMOs, and all that too. They sell their grains to large companies that resell them to supermarkets or to China. They just own 500-1000 hectares instead of 10,000ha and are worth millions instead of billions. @Farmer Br0wn is probably in that category.
     
  18. MVelsor

    MVelsor Leather Belt Platinum Member

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    I blame the dominant hetero lifestyle and customs of society. It's not like we're a different species or something (?), this is obviously a matter of culture, motivation and will power.

    Amazing but true: Boston researchers determined that gay women were more than twice as likely as straight women to be obese, while gay men were 50 percent less likely to be obese compared to their heterosexual counterparts, according to a report published in the American Journal of Public Health.
     
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    Cuauhtemoc Silver Belt

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    All lesbians I know are fat and ugly.
     
  20. eternaldarkness

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