I realize that for many persons it’s simply impossible to believe that we are subjected to a litany of misinformed articles in the mainstream media each day, courtesy of our government, but not wanting such to be the case doesn’t get rid of it. If a mental will was enough, I’d be 3 inches taller, 100 pounds lighter and still able to indulge in my favorite foods without consequences. But the fact of the matter is that we ARE constantly fed misinformation through the mainstream media, as well as some more strategic occurrences, on a regular basis. The appropriate question is WHY?
This nation’s government runs on money accompanied by a façade of power. As a result, control of the masses is critical. As such, for over a hundred years we have been fed information that suits the general plan of the government in order to keep Big Money stable. Every leader knows that if just a few panic, then it dominoes into an unstoppable effect.
For example, yesterday I featured an article with tons of easily verified information as to why we are definitely in for a wheat and grain shortage. Today, however, the self-anointed newspaper king, The New York Times, ran an article attempting to assure everyone that there will be no wheat shortage.
Ironically, they took this position simply by featuring a handful (because that’s all there is) of farmers in the world who are having a boon season for wheat. Let’s see…are we supposed to believe that farmers in Alberta, Canada are going to serve the whole world? The article goes on to state that the Midwest and France are going to help with the wheat supply too. Perhaps they missed the information that even France is experiencing some diminished wheat crops due to high temperatures and dry conditions? Yes, it’s not destroyed but it is confirmed by many economic and agricultural specialists that the yield is at least 10% lower this year. Last I checked my math, 10% less usually means less for the rest of the wheat market too.
What’s even more interesting in this aspect is that in 2008, when our own nation experienced an undeniable wheat shortage and rising wheat prices, some areas of the world experienced record high productions of wheat. From this experience it’s clear that record high productions in only a handful of areas in the world are not sufficient to maintain the world’s wheat needs when the rest of the world is experiencing drought-like harvest. To make matters worse, major wheat importers are also experiencing below average crops such as Spain, Italy, China, and Japan.
To be perfectly clear so that we can all see it for what it is…MISINFORMATION is all about control. “They” don’t want to set off a string of panic purchases of wheat because such a run on wheat at the consumer level would indeed compound the present problem. Believe you, me, they are presuming that silly old wheat isn’t exactly on everybody’s grocery list—and they’d like to keep it that way so that we can all go on believing that “all is well.” The only way that all is well with all of this undeniable evidence of a wheat shortage is if you’ve made sure that there’s no such shortage in your own home!
All I can say is to be diligent in acquiring truthful information. At least it’s still available. “They” have not eradicated it all just yet. And when you’re compelled to believe that “all is well because ‘They’ said so” just remember “They” also told us that smoking one cigarette a day was healthy, the Depression would only last 8 months, and that the ‘Stimulus package’ would get our nation back on its feet in no time. Yeah right. And I’m 5’5’, 120 pounds with thick, flowing, blonde hair.
As an aside, I just want to reiterate what kind of wheat you want to purchase: make sure that it has no more moisture than 10% and no less protein than 13%. Also, you don’t want to purchase wheat in clear bags unless you know it’s this year harvest and you’ll be putting it in your own non-clear packaging when you get it home. Remember, cool, dark, and dry is the best scenario for your wheat storage. Also, be sure you know how the wheat is preserved—with oxygen absorbers—if so, how much, or diatomaceous earth. Right now, one of my local sources for wheat has it on sale for only $14.99 for 50 pounds. But it’s in a clear bag and stored with oxygen absorbers. The only saving grace is that it’s this year’s harvest, washed 4 different times, and will be just fine for baking and such. But remember, you need to have some wheat on hand that will sprout. So be sure that you don’t invest solely in oxygen absorber-preserved wheat/grains.
Also, as mentioned by a previous poster yesterday, you can find great quality wheat from the LDS church catalog. You don't have to be LDS to order from them. The prices are just as good as you'd get elsewhere--if not, better--and the wheat is in #10 cans. Yes, they use oxygen absorbers, but only enough to comply with USDA requirements. So I wouldn't worry about it. I have used their wheat and other similar items for 20 years. Their prices are great because they do a great deal of their work via volunteer work from their members. They also buy more than 10 Costco's when it comes to long-term, shelf-stable products. Also, even better, their prices include shipping! Presently the hard red winter wheat is only $26.95 for six #10 cans. White rice is $32 for 6 cans, pinto beans $37.50 for 6 cans, and quick oats are $20.50 for 6 cans. They also have a "starter kit" which includes 2 cans of wheat, 2 cans of rice, 1 pinto beans and 1 rolled oats, plus some helpful written materials as well. That's only $29.75. To order you can simply go to www.ldscatalog.com or call 1-800-537-5971. (they only ship in the U.S. though. Sorry, my international readers.)
Take care my friends, and remember there’s PEACE in preparedness, not panic.
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