(Natural News) Despite advising citizens not to panic because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, several states in America have been stockpiling food for the last few months. Officials from some of these states have also urged citizens to avoid “panic buying.”
Christian Westbrook, the host of the Ice Age Farmer YouTube channel, takes a closer look at one of these reservoir warehouses to expose a sinister plan to topple the country’s food system.
The “[COVID-19] Strategic Reserve” and stockpiling states
According to a report from the Seattle Times, Washington has been gathering supplies for a reservoir of food since March of this year. Westbrook noted that this move was due in part to early warnings about interruptions to the country’s supply chains.
He added that cascading failures on the government’s part are partly to blame for this shortage in food supplies, leaving average Americans scrambling to find food at the nearest store.
Derek Sandison, director of the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), claims that their warehouse in Fife is full of hundreds of pallets of supplies will act as a “reservoir for shelf-stable food that is entering the system” to support “hunger prevention” efforts around the state.
If communities require assistance, they can receive supplies from the “[COVID-19] Strategic Reserve” within 48 hours. Pallets will be packed into trucks that will deliver the supplies to food pantries throughout the state.
The warehouse currently has canned vegetables, peanut butter and other items that have a long shelf life. In the early days of the pandemic, the same products were also hard to find at local stores.
Katie Rains, the WSDA’s food policy advisor, explained that about 2.2 million Washingtonians, or at least 30 percent of the state’s population, are dealing with food insecurity. The figure is more than double the 850,000 state residents who needed help from food assistance programs in November 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic spread across the country.
Who’s really panic buying?
Mainstream media is pointing fingers, and this time, the supply shortage was blamed on scared Americans who were “panic buying” – when in reality, they were only buying food to keep their families fed during the lockdowns.
Does that even make sense? If food is in short supply, why are consumers being told not to buy groceries when warehouses are being filled with shelf-stable food?
Stockpiling for the Fife warehouse began mid-April, but it’s only being reported after four months. And this is the first time the public is hearing about “[COVID-19] Strategic Reserve” warehouses full of food, aside from other reports about stockpiles of masks.
Sandison himself admits that the items for the warehouse are in “extremely high demand,” and it requires competition with other states and other national organizations trying to feed America. (Related: Food prices rise to dangerous levels as “a second wave of layoffs” hits the U.S. economy.)
While the WSDA was busy hoarding food for the state’s emergency reserves, it was buying out stocks that other states and large national food-assistance programs also needed. In addition, the agency was making it hard for grocery stores to replenish shelves when national supplies of staples like pasta and peanut butter were much harder to find.
This large-scale panic buying also contributed to the sudden increase in food prices. Gary Newte, sourcing and product director for Northwest Harvest, one of Washington’s leading food bank distributors, said that when the pandemic was at its peak, peanut butter was a much-needed commodity. Within the last three to four months, peanut butter prices have tripled.
Newte concluded that even six months into the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis, these prices haven’t gone down. A lot of food distributors are still waiting for food that has been ordered months ago.
Why is Washington buying out food in secret? Shouldn’t officials have been advising people to buy supplies to prepare for the worst as coronavirus spreads throughout the country?
Instead, worried citizens were chastised for inconveniencing other shoppers wh0 were also looking for supplies.
Despite spending $6.1 million on 4,000 pallets of food, only one-fourth of the order has been received so far. This suggests that Washington and other states hoarding food is the reason why you can’t find food for your pantry at the local grocery.
Mainstream media insists that shoppers are to blame for canned food shortages when, in fact, it’s because of this clandestine hoarding going on as the rest of the country is worried about where to find food for their loved ones.
Totalitarian propaganda and other schemes
So why are federal agencies panic buying and leaving crumbs for the rest of America?
Citing data from the Rockefeller Foundation, Westbrook posits that these agencies want to dismantle the country’s food system. It seems to be step one in encouraging people to rely on “neighborhood nutritional insurance programs” and other schemes.
If people depend on the food system, the country will be easier to control.
Westbrook warns that this is why states are trying to break everything down and destroy the economy. He warns against upcoming food shortages and those trying to shut down meatpacking factories and farms via labor unions. There is no end to the many ways that these groups try to shut down the food supply and enslave Americans.
How does this affect you? Think of the many problems occurring around the globe, like flooding in China and Japan. Brazil is also struggling to produce crops.
Know that states and federal agencies were aware of the problem even as they told people to stop buying too much food and hoarded supplies in warehouses.
Consider your own food security. Prepare for possible food shortages by learning how to grow fruits and vegetables in your backyard. Save seeds for the future, and if you have extras, share them with your neighbors. Raise animals if you have the space to do on your property.
Despite agencies actively working against the average American and enforcing their totalitarian agenda, you can do your part to survive and leave behind a bountiful future for your children.
Just don’t count on your state and federal agencies for handouts. Read more news about the food supply at FoodSupply.news