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FEMA Contractor Predicts 'Social Unrest' Caused by 395% Food Price Spikes

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FEMA Contractor Predicts 'Social Unrest' Caused by 395% Food Price Spikes | Motherboard

The US national security industry is planning for the impact of an unprecedented global food crisis lasting as long as a decade, according to reports by a government contractor.
The studies published by CNA Corporation in December 2015, unreported until now, describe a detailed simulation of a protracted global food crisis from 2020 to 2030.
The simulation, titled ‘Food Chain Reaction’, was a desktop gaming exercise involving the participation of 65 officials from the US, Europe, Africa, India, Brazil, and key multilateral and intergovernmental institutions.
The scenario for the ‘Food Chain Reaction’ simulation was created by experts brought in from the State Department, the World Bank, and agribusiness giant Cargill, along with independent specialists. CNA Corp’s Institute for Public Research, which ran the simulation, primarily provides scientific research services for the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Held from November 9-10 in 2015, the “game” attempted to simulate a plausible global food crisis triggered by “food price and supply swings amidst burgeoning population growth, rapid urbanization, severe weather events, and social unrest.”

Based on these scenarios, the survivalists may have a point. The article doesn't suggest any solutions.
 

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If that were an impending disaster, there's time to build 1000s of greenhouses and desalination plants in the deserts to grow massive amounts of food.

#GETURDONE
 

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If that were an impending disaster, there's time to build 1000s of greenhouses and desalination plants in the deserts to grow massive amounts of food.

#GETURDONE

And at the same time it would be creating thousands of local level jobs. An infrastructural project. I don't see this as being profitable to Big Money so it ain't gonna' happen.
 

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And at the same time it would be creating thousands of local level jobs. An infrastructural project. I don't see this as being profitable to Big Money so it ain't gonna' happen.

Where as a 395% markup would be huge.
 
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