Wheat shortages may be on the horizon:
Drought dries up global wheat yieldsMay 25, 2012
Drought in the United States, Russia and Australia is reducing wheat yields to levels not seen since 2003. Ukraine and Russia have experienced drought conditions for the past three month. These countries constitute 11 percent of the world’s wheat production, according to data from University College London, according to Bloomberg…
Estimates are that up to 30 percent of the grain harvest in eastern and southern Ukraine could be lost due to the dry weather. Russia’s wheat crop is projected to lose 15 percent if conditions remain dry.
Dry conditions in the United States are putting a damper on wheat yield expectations despite the anticipation of an early harvest in May…Kansas’ percent of wheat quality in the very poor to poor rating doubled from 11 percent to 22 percent during the two-week period ending May 20…
Western Australia produces 40 percent of the country’s wheat. Below-average rainfall in April is expected to trim wheat yields here by 12 percent as a result. http://www.agprofessional.com/news/Drought-dries-up-global-wheat-yields-153775645.html
The Bible tells of a time of food shortages and also specifically wheat shortages:
7…And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Matthew 24:7-8)
5 When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” (Revelation 6:5-6)
Whether the food shortages happen from weather-related issues, war/civil unrest, and/or increased dependence on genetically-modified crops is not specified in scripture. It would seem that all, to a degree, will be factors. The sorrows and troubles are just beginning and will get much worse. Hopefully, people will wake up.
As Jesus said:
37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch! (Mark 13:36-37)
Tougher times are coming. And for some parts of the world these tougher time may be here now. People who can prepare, should: both spiritually and physically. Westerners need to realize that this will not only affect people in places like Africa, Asia, and the Middle East–the Anglo-descended nations of the West will themselves suffer hunger, civil unrest, famine, and worse. Super wheat will not be the solution–it is much more likely to contribute to a disaster.
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