Droughts in Niger and China: Crop Failure Means Food Shortages


The African nation of Niger is facing nearly total crop failure:

Niger – UN warning over total crop failure
BBC – April 28, 2010

Niger is threatened with total crop failure in some areas and the situation is worse than the 2005 crisis, the UN humanitarian chief has told the BBC.


The situation in Southern China is also bad:

Southern China is currently experiencing its worst drought in nearly a century. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jMICA8mmPlE_ZHXSY_-58Tm_bnyw

China debates whether human activity or nature is to blame for drought
An unusually long dry season, along with deforestation, pollution and dam-building, leaves farmers struggling. In some areas, people cannot even wash their hair regularly.
Los Angeles Times – April 26, 2010

Reporting from Beijing — The images are heart-rending, farmers kneeling over the cracked earth that looks to be straight out of a post-apocalyptic movie, the dust swirling in the wind.


Now, at least the Chinese have resources.  But notice also the following:

Corn Rises on Speculation China Will Boost U.S. Grain Imports
Bloomberg – April 26, 2010
China, the second-biggest consumer of corn and the largest buyer of soybeans, has been increasing purchases of U.S. dried distiller’s grain, a byproduct of ethanol production from corn that is used in animal feed, Schultz said. Corn futures on China’s Dalian Commodity Exchange have gained 14 percent in the past year on speculation that a 2008 drought may have cut output by more than the government’s official estimate.”

Niger will hope for UN and international aid.  China will be able to buy whatever food it needs.

But, let me make this perfectly clear, the time will come that the USA will export food while its people start to starve to death.  The USA owes China and others so much money, the time will come when American politicians decide that they will sell food while Americans starve.  Americans should not think that famine is limited to Africa and other areas less developed than itself.

Those interested in learning more about what prophecy says about these matters should consider reading and studying the following:

Africa: Its Biblical Past and Prophesied Future What does the Bible teach about Africa and its future? Did the early Church reach Africa? Will God call all the Africans?
Asia in Prophecy What is Ahead for Asia? Who are the “Kings of the East”? What will happen to nearly all the Chinese, Russians, Indians, and others of Asia? China in prophecy, where? Who has the 200,000,000 man army related to Armageddon?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2010, 2011, or 2012? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?

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