(Natural News) The heatwaves and massive forest fires that hit Europe have severely affected crops and livestock on the continent, worsening food shortages across the globe.
If the heatwaves and forest fires are not destroying crops and livestock enough, the Dutch government under the leadership of globalist Mark Rutte made sure to inflict some more damage.
The Dutch government recently imposed up to 30 percent of farmland reduction on its farmers. It imposed the same on cattle farms under the pretext that cattle manure is contributing immensely to global warming.
For weeks, Dutch farmers and their supporters have taken to the streets and blocked highways to and from major Dutch cities, as well as main distribution lines between Holland and Germany and within the Netherlands, disrupting food and supply distributions.
What makes this particularly cruel is that the searing weather in central and eastern Europe has already forced countries that usually export food to import it for the first time in decades. Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania, among others, are also experiencing rising food prices.
Wheat output expected to go down significantly
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), wheat output in the European Union is expected to go down millions of tons from last year, with more losses in southern Europe than in the northern part of the continent.
France is expected to lose over 20 percent of its grain harvests, while Italy and Britain are expected to lose 13 and 12 percent of their wheat, respectively. Across Europe as a whole, wheat production is down 10 million tons or about 10 percent of its total wheat output.
Ukraine, once known as the breadbasket of the former Soviet Union, only produced five million tons of wheat this year, a 75 percent decrease compared to previous years. Moldova harvests are down 80 percent.
According to FAO, losses are now being compared to those back in 1945, which is the worst in recent history. (Related: Europe hit by severe vegetable shortage… citizens who don’t grow their own veggies now facing empty shelves.)
Henri Josserand, head of the FAO’s early warning system, said that in some parts, food shortages are “pretty bad,” adding that some countries will have to import more food than usual, with their import bills going up significantly.
Josserand also warned that floods similar to those that caused devastation in Germany two years ago will likely hit parts of Europe shortly, as there are now ideal conditions for serious flash flooding because the capacity for the ground to absorb water is very low.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cut its forecast for the global grain harvest by 32 million tons due to the extreme weather while the International Grains Council also believes that the world harvest will be even lower. (Related: Dwindling wheat supply may kick off global famine, expert warns.)
Lester Brown, head of independent research organization Worldwatch, said: “The heatwave came at a time when world food supplies were already at their most precarious ever. The amount of grain produced for each person on the planet is now less than at any time in more than three decades.”
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