Tag / food shortage

If anything serious happens in world affairs, like a little war, which interrupts for a couple of weeks the flow of fuel tankers reaching Australia, life as we know it will very quickly grind to a halt. Australia has less than 30 days supply of fuel and oil in the country. Farmers will unable to […]

Stop Press. Why do we put up with governments who do nothing for our national security? It is Friday March 3 2017 at 08.00 hrs. On ABC AM this morning at about 10minutes 29 seconds into the programme, Andrew Davies from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, announced we only have about three weeks supply of […]

With yet another report of Australian cattle being mistreated in a foreign slaughterhouse, this time in Israel, the question must be asked whether the export of live animals from Australia is sustainable? Not only is it sustainable as far as numbers are concerned, particularly following the dreadful drought in Queensland and New South Wales, which […]

Why has this government inquiry never (as far as I know) been published and discussed as a matter of national importance? Because what it is really saying is the Australian processed food industry in Australia is buggered, it’s just a matter of time. If ever Australia becomes reliant on imported food then we shall have […]

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Are we starting to see, ever so gently, the beginning of the food wars, which have been talked about in recent times and none of us believed in? Are countries that cannot produce enough food for their own needs, starting to make sure they don’t go hungry in the future? Can we in Australia fill […]

It’s an interesting world, and that is the understatement of the year. Our objective with the Global Farmer is to stay as far away as we can from domestic agricultural politics, but we do have something to say about agripolitics in Australia in another blog out soon. The author of this article,  Alan Matthews,  is […]

“The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy Recently the dire situation faced by many farmers and graziers induced by yet another “drought” has reignited the debate around justification for Government financial support to farmers. […]

There is every chance we will run out of farmers before we know whether we can feed the people of the world. It’s a frightening proposition but just look at the evidence. In 1968, Paul Ehrlich in his book ‘Population Bomb’ made the prediction the world faced massive starvation due to overpopulation. He wrote: The […]