The Great Australian Famine 2021

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  1. OneDay

    OneDay Active Member

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    So with the current finacial collapse that is going on and the critical state that our banks are in. The also apparent sleep most of our nations population is in.

    It looks like we are all geared up for a catostrophic failure of our food supply chains. Even if food supply chains stay open. Peoples abilities to buy food may become non existant.

    For these and many other reasons I think we are going to experience a great Famine starting some time during 2021.

    I know this community has widely varrying view points. Keen to hear others thoughts on this matter.
     
  2. JulieW

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    This country is too rich to have a famine. The entire world would have to collapse to prevent food reaching Australia in some form.

    It will boil down to cost. If the right circumstances arise, then shortages of food at super high prices could affect people's diets, but famine, no.
     
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    Considering people bought out most of the seeds from places like bunnings & assuming most of them tried growing something they'll now know how long & difficult it can be. If they persist & learn their might be a "home grown" revolution at hand be it ever so small. They wont be able to grow enough but cant hurt, kinda like they did during WWII in England but people are time poor or lazy so it may just peter off when they think things are back to normal.
    I see int he USA their talking about culling up to 16,000 pigs a day because of the lack of working abattoirs, dairy farmers are pouring the daily milking down the drain as they cant get it pasteurized so illegal to sell, farmers plowing tons of drops back into the fields due to lack of transport etc. I think if these kinds of issues were causing a food shortage the Govt would have to step in being a national emergency & do when ever it takes to get things running be it relaxing current laws or bringing the military to assist supply chains. If its due to financial collapse then i don't think they can do anything about it as their will be more pressing matters. I don't know just spit balling a few thoughts.
     
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    Interesting Vid comparing charts / events from the Spanish flu / great depression to current events.

     
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    good, people will realise how valuable it is. for too long people have had it too good. not buying an apple because it has a hail mark on it. watching MKR thinking every meal has to be some culinary masterpiece.

    looks like we will be heading into the next summer growing season with water insecurity yet again. drought hasn't broken yet.
     
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    Famine? In a country this big with such a relatively small population to feed? Unlikely.
    Soup lines and the death of the caramel latte? You bet.
    Don't just stack metals. Stack non perishables. You'll thank yourself for it later.
     
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    Ireland was exporting food during their famine. Reason and logic don't always prevail.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/arch...-murder/5a155118-3620-4145-951e-0dc46933b84a/
     
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    Try finding a school history textbook in England where this side of the "famine" story is told.
     
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    Nice comparison, I won't discount it. Have to note that the author is a gold bug though. ;)
     
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    We are currently effectively under house arrest.
     
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    Seems like the guard is running from the post, quite a few cattle stations sold off at a loss recently.
     
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    I thought Australia had a bunch of rabbits they could eat once this thing goes on? You can't say that with a lot of other countries?
     
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    You can't survive on rabbit meat. There's no fat / energy.

    https://www.raising-rabbits.com/rabbit-starvation.html
     
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    The conclusion of the your article seems to say to eat everything in the rabbit for survival

     
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    Not sure that famines are caused by people not being able to afford to buy food. Malnutrition, yes, but most of those Aussies will end up healthier overall by cutting down or out the amount of processed crap and kfc they used to eat.

    Need some acts of god and a couple of locust plagues at least to cause a proper famine. How about putting a positive spin on this and call it THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN DIET!:)
     
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    I don’t think we’ll be short of fruits and veggies which many countries, in particular AU and NZ produces lots of, but grains and rice and potatoes maybe a problem, and they are very crucial for the carbo content and shortages of carbo is what leads to starvation.
     
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    death rate from conditions caused by obesity will fall. covid19 saves lives!
     
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    you better be good at trapping and snaring because you'll run out of ammo quick and the gunshops aren't allowed to sell it. probably never again.
     
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    Is this the current state, you're not allowed to buy ammo?
     

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