The Health Ranger Mike Adams talked about growing food with expert Marjory Wildcraft in the June 24 episode of the "Health Ranger Report," discussing topics such as food scarcity and how much worse it could get.
Wildcraft explained that in the last several months, she met people who are experiencing palpable panic about the lack of food sources. She explained that she has been urging people to begin growing and stocking food because inflation is going to hit hard in 2022.
The U.S. inflation rate has already passed the 8.5 percent mark, and now people are realizing that this problem is real. "It's not transitory, it's not going away and now they realize that all the information from the media has absolutely been incorrect," she said.
Adams also pointed out a viral video from a woman who was freaking out about the costs of food and gas, and now she feels that she will have to choose between fuel and food. That the woman only just now figured this out is alarming in itself.
Wildcraft already projected an increase in food prices, which she said would double by 2022, and was on the nose regarding that matter. In 2023, prices would be more than double compared to 2021, and these increasing prices will only keep escalating. (Related: Plant these 7 survival crops to prepare for ultimate self-reliance.)
"I think that's on track because you already have the fertilizer outages of CF industries just shut down there," Adams pointed out. Then there are the problems with the sanctions on Russia that effectively cut resources such as gas and fertilizer.
There is also the matter of fuel refineries and food production facilities catching fire and exploding. These are then being put out of business, effectively adding more problems to food and energy.
Pretty soon, people will be eating crickets McNuggets, Adams said. And that's really a possibility with the United Nations (UN) pushing people to consider eating insects as an alternative food source.
Wildcraft said she's not a big fan of what the UN is doing, but insects are a food source that is legitimately eaten in a lot of other places. Insects can be a sustainable food source and nutrition for communities in cities.
Unlike food crops that depend on the land, insects can be raised in limited spaces. They are also rich in protein and iron.
It may take Americans a while to warm up to the idea of eating bugs, but the reality is that even if grocery stores still carry food for now, the supply crisis will eventually catch up and it will cost people more to go to the grocery store to buy food than just starting their own garden.
"Growing your food is like printing your own money. And there are definitely lots of ways to do it that are very cost-effective," Wildcraft said. People can create composts that help organisms grow. These can add diversity to the soil to help improve plant health.
Adams and Wildcraft also advocate growing medicinal foods, such as dandelions and basil. Wildcraft herself believes that it is important to "use ancient, time-tested knowledge to nurture health through powerful, medicinal herbs."
"And you can be the source of that medicine for your community, which we know, in any crisis, the medical system is always on the verge of collapse," she said. Moreover, she believes that small farms can introduce other side businesses as well, such as selling excess fruits and vegetables or growing dandelions for liver health.
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The "Health Ranger Report" with Mike Adams airs on weekdays at 3-3:30 p.m. and Saturday at 9:30-10 p.m. on Brighteon.TV.