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Apr 13, 2020

The heads of three agencies, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) warn of a “risk of global food shortage”

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The heads of three agencies, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) warn of a “risk of global food shortage”
The heads of three agencies, the FAO, the WHO and the WTO warned a “risk of global food shortage”. Since many governments around the world have imposed lockdown to cope with the new coronavirus, lockdown orders and restrictions on movement of people have made it impossible to secure agricultural workers and ship foodstuff to the market, which is highly likely to cause confusion about agricultural production. Just as a shortage of doctors causes the medical service breakdown, inability to secure agricultural workers is likely to cause global food shortages.

Judging from the video and information from Meika below, we can say that China is in a critical situation. According to her, “The Chinese government in Beijing has ordered Communist Party officials to stockpile six months of food.” On this blog I have advised you to stockpile food at least for three months, if possible for six months or a year in preparation for “lockdown” caused by the new coronavirus and a possible “global food crisis” in the future. My prediction has come true.

If “global food shortages should happen as warned by the heads of three agencies, it is desirable to make a living in the countryside or have a dacha, a seasonal or year-round second home. I have often pointed this out. However, if you can’t leave town for various reasons, take into consideration a kitchen garden introduced in this article. Just think about “how to survive” for now. As long as we live, we will have a bright future.

Masatoshi Takeshita
April 3, 2020
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Shanti-phula has indicated some parts of the following text in black bold-faced type or in red letters.
English translation of a Japanese article:Yahoo! JAPAN News – April 2, 2020 Jiji Press, AFP
The UN and WTO warn of “global food crisis” following the new coronavirus

[AFP=Jiji Press] The heads of three agencies of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) warned on 1 that if authorities fail to cope with the ongoing new coronavirus crisis properly, global food shortage will happen.

Many governments around the worldhave imposed lockdown to delay the spread of the virus, causing severe effects on international trade and food supply chain.
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Qu Dongyu, head of the FAO, Tedros Adhanomo Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO and Robert Azevedo, director of the WTO issued a joint statement in their joint names, and said “concern about inability to get food could cause export restrictions and lead to food shortages in international markets.”
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Distributed by YouTube– April 2, 20202
The spread of the virus accelerates food crisis? The Chinese Communist government directs increase in grain production [NTDTVJP ]

The Chinese virus (Wuhan pneumonia) has spread across the mainland China and a strong interest is taken in grain supply. Many local governments in China notify farmers to secure agricultural land for crop production, cultivate only rice in paddle fields, and dig up other plants after rice is cultivated.
English translation of an excerpt from a Japanese article: Trend in Japan, World and Universe – April 2, 2020 –
Update from Meika

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A Communist Party officialin Guangdong(?) (it was difficult to hear) has released secret document. The document shows that the Chinese government in Peking directed Communist Party executives to stockpile six months of food. The Chinese government instructed only the Communist Party officials to stockpile food. They don’t let the people know that a food crisis will come. In rural areas, farmers are prohibited from planting rice or being engaged in farming. Therefore, they cannot grow agricultural crops and they will face a food crisis.In China there is no problem as long as only Communist Party officials can have something to eat. At the end of this year many people will die from starvation. More than 30 million people died from starvation during the great famine in the 1960s.
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Many residents in Guangdong and Hubei provinces are buying rice and food in bulk at supermarkets.
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English translation of an excerpt from a Japanese article: Trend in Japan, World and Universe– April 3, 2020 –
Update from Meika
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Half of China (700 million people) is under lockdown. When the lockdown has been lifted, residents have bought food and daily necessities in volume at supermarkets.The lockdown was lifted in Hubei Province, too, where residents have bought food including rice in volume and foodstuffs have disappeared from stores.

Wheat damage (illness) has been spreading in China and they will have poor crop this year. Many areas have been on lockdown and they cannot cultivate rice. Since Thailand, Vietnam and Pakistan have decided not to export rice to China, China will experience rich shortage. No countries excluding for the U.S. export food to China. Chinese people afraid of food shortage are buying a large amount of food.
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In Beijing, 212 people have been newly infected. Group infections occurred. An explosive outbreak of a mutant new type of Wuhan pneumonia has occurred. More than 2,500 people have been infected every day across the country since two months ago.
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