Are Food Riots Coming to the U.S.?

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Written by Bernie Carr

Just a quick post today, as I share interesting information I have come across.

It’s been reported that some countries are already experiencing protests against skyrocketing food prices. Rationing has also started in others.

  • Lebanon is rationing wheat as they primarily purchased from Ukraine, and supplies are running low, according to the Irish Times.
  • Protests have erupted in the southern region of Iraq due to skyrocketing prices as reported by Al-Jazeera.

Food rationing has started

Greece supermarkets have started rationing flour and sunflower oil.

Supermarket chains in Greece said on Thursday they are restricting how much flour and sunflower oil customers can buy, saying the step was precautionary after seeing demand rise on worries supplies will be hit due to the war in Ukraine.

Source: Reuters

In Italy, sugar, flour and sunflower oil are being limited.

Steak is no longer sold on the shelf at one Aldi’s

A post that went viral on TikTok, with the caption “Grocery Shopping” showed a sign that shoppers would have to ask an associate if they were looking for steaks.

The video started with a look at some bare shelves where the beef filet, black Angus beef, and beef cubed steak should be. A sign was taped to one of the bare shelves that read, “Due to high theft, we can no longer put steaks on the shelf. Please ask associates if needed. Thank you.” It concludes with the statement, “Sorry for the inconvenience.”

The TikToker zoomed in on the sign and then out again before the clip ended. On other areas of the shelf were different meat options, including beef stew meat and lean ground beef. However, the steak areas were void of any products.

Source: Newsweek

As items become prohibitively expensive, more shoplifting occurs.

Food shortages can lead to unrest

The fear is that food shortages will cause unrest, aka “bread riots.”

This video explains it:

Build your emergency pantry now

You might be thinking, money is already tight, what if nothing happens, will all this food go to waste? The writing on that wall indicates that supplies will remain tight and even the President admitted that food shortages are going to get worse.

I know it’s a challenge for apartment dwellers to find room but it is doable. Try to store food even if you lack space. Here are ways how. Try these tips as well.

Stock up and build your survival pantry, with these tips. I started using a food sealer for convenient food storage.

Buy in bulk when you can, you will reap some savings.

If you are concerned about foods going bad, here are 15 foods that last for a very long time.

Don’t panic, there is still time to prepare. You’ll be glad you did.

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Bernie Carr is the founder of Apartment Prepper. She has written several books including the best-selling Prepper’s Pocket Guide, Jake and Miller’s Big Adventure, The Penny-Pinching Prepper and How to Prepare for Most Emergencies on a $50 a Month Budget. Bernie’s latest e-book, FRUGAL DIY has just been released on Amazon. Her work appears in sites such as the Allstate Blog and, as well as print magazines such as Backwoods Survival Guide and Prepper Survival Guide. She has been featured in national publications such as Fox Business and Popular Mechanics. Learn more about Bernie here.

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