(Natural News) Satellite imagery of crop fields from all over the world shows that staple crops such as wheat are in poor condition almost everywhere except for two countries that are essentially the same, if not better off than before: Russia and China.
The analysis, conducted jointly by the firms Kayrros and EarthDaily Analytics, looked at information from satellite images, which can determine how healthy crop fields are by looking at how much infrared light the plants reflect back at the satellite’s cameras. This information is then cross-referenced with weather and soil moisture data to indicate the potential harvest’s health. (Related: Farmers all over the world are BEING THREATENED by Deep State-controlled governments and corporations.)
“I’ll have lost 40 percent of this field because of drought and intense heat,” said Sebastien Neveux, a wheat farmer from the Paris Basin, France’s central wheat-producing region, where the weather has been very hot and has affected the health of a lot of his wheat.
There’s very little rainfall from March through April, a crucial time for France’s wheat crops that need moisture to pull up nutrients from the ground. Heavy rain only came in June, but by that time it was too late. Neveux estimates that only 75 percent of his overall wheat crop will survive until harvest time.
“The grain won’t have the right quality for milling flour,” said Neveux. “It’ll have to go to cow or chicken feed. So I’ll sell it for less.”
Stories like Neveux’s are occurring all over France and the world. Three of the world’s five major wheat exporters – the United States, France and Ukraine – are expected to have significantly lower yields this year compared to the five-year average.
In France, the wheat harvest is expected to fall by 4.9 percent compared to the average. In the U.S., the harvest is expected to be between seven to eight percent lower than the average. In Ukraine, the shortfall is expected to be nearly 24 percent less than the five-year average.
Other countries that are expected to have significantly smaller yields include Germany and India, which are likely to turn out 5.2 percent and 3.8 percent less than the five-year average, respectively. The entire European Union is expected to produce 5.18 million tons less wheat than last year.
Chinese and Russian wheat thriving
This situation is not the same all over the world. Russia and China, two of the other five largest wheat exporters in the world, could be the only big winners this year in terms of wheat harvest growth.
In China, wheat yields are expected to grow by around 2.58 million tons more, or 1.7 percent higher than the five-year average.
Russia, the world’s largest wheat exporter, is expected to have a promising yield. Thanks to favorable weather, the country’s yields could be as much as 6.5 percent greater than the five-year average, amounting to an additional 5.62 million tons of wheat.
Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of Russia Today, commented that the coming global famine could be the moment when Western nations “come to their senses and lift sanctions … because they will realize that it’s impossible not to be friends with us.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin also noted that the country had no plans to restrict access to its grain, and it is up to the nations of the world to decide whether or not they want to purchase Russia’s crops.
“Russia and China … are enjoying a strategic advantage,” wrote Tyler Durden for Zero Hedge. “As we entered spring of this year, the mainstream media heralded the end of the Russian economy and the swift collapse of their war efforts in Ukraine.”
“Today, Russia is selling more oil and exporting more commodities than ever before, and both Russia and China now have the most healthy staple crops in the world,” he continued. “It’s almost as if the public in the West has been deliberately misled about our economic strength.”
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