Ukraine: Something That Affects Us All

Wherever you live, and whatever you think about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there is one fact that we all need to be aware of.

The world has just 10 weeks’ worth of wheat stockpiled after Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine disrupted supplies from the “breadbasket of Europe”. The UN has been warned that global wheat inventories have fallen to their lowest level since 2008 as food supplies are rocked by a “one-in-a-generation occurrence”.

45 thoughts on “Ukraine: Something That Affects Us All

  1. They question for me also is: What have we done before making Ukraine to our resource for wheat, and other countries to our resources for most of our other basic needs? ;-/ Its good having a globalized world with so many connections in trading, but honestly we are all paying our own governments not for ruling the world, but to take care of our states. xx Michael

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        1. We have allowing the selling off too much agricultural land for private housing developments, Pit. Housing is being built on what was farmland. We can’t eat bricks, and should not have made ourselves so reliant on imported food. When I say ‘big economies’, I mean countries that don’t have to sell off farmland to build houses, (use brownfield sites) or plant trees for timber. We can’t eat trees either. There is enough money in those economies to buy land sold off by farmers.The UK government (and no doubt Germany too) should have bought that privately sold agricultural land and grown food on it, in my opinion.
          Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. I have heard and read rumbles about this for a few months now and it will happen plus I’m sad to say the high prices and the stockpiling… the knock effect it will have on other goods..time to have a rethink on what we eat…or what is important to eat for our health 🙂 Hope you are having a good weekend, Pete 🙂 x

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    1. We had people panic-buying pasta as long ago as early March. Once this becomes more widely reported, I am guessing it will be hard to find any at all. I only eat a pasta meal once a week, but I do enjoy it.
      Best wishes, Pete. x

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      1. There is plenty here at the moment but if imports slow down or stop i’m sure the pasta shelves will be empty I have some pasta flour so I guess I will have to make my own if comes to that 🙂 x

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  3. The numerically insignificant number of people responsible for this war (maybe 30,000 globally) and the fallout it causes across the globe are essentially the same people with control of the same bank account that has been funding both sides in world conflicts since the Nepolianic wars.

    It is also the same group responsible for everything else that disrupts our lives, from the recent Covid “Plan-demic” fiasco, to the current push for W.H.O. control of global response/emergency measures during a “Potential” Public Health Emergency moving forward. Not to mention every reduction in your freedoms and rights as a free person in the so-called “free-world” and every freedoms restricting political decision made in the last 10 years.

    We are many. . . They are few. When are we all going to own this truth?
    It won’t stop until we do. “He who controls the food controls the people.” Newsflash: They are well along in their plan to control food distribution globally.

    Spread the word. Resist. They are planning massive ‘engineered’ food shortages. The window is closing. Resist now or it will be too late.

    Noodle on that.

    Regretfully,
    CT

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  4. Pleased I’ve cut bread and pasta out of my diet But those who work in the supply chain probably have not so I will be impacted one way or another. Hope your keeping well Pete

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    1. There are other suppliers for wheat, but Ukraine and Russia combined supply about 30% of the world’s total. Importing from the USA would add excessive costs for transporattion, so it looks like bread and pasta are set to be in short supply soon, and much more expensive.
      Best wishes. Pete.

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  5. Well I guess there is now a great opportunity for the other surface areas of the world to use their tillable acres for the purpose of growing wheat. The United States has long been the breadbasket of the world, as large swathes of fertile farmland and cutting-edge agricultural innovations have enabled it to both feed its own people and populations across the globe. However, America’s agricultural leadership now faces a serious test from China. Ukraine surely can’t be the o nly source of qwheat.

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    1. Ukraine and Russia combined provide over 25% of all the world’s wheat, John. It would be much more expensive for many countries to import wheat from China or the USA. But this information from the UN is about ALL the world’s wheat stocks currently left. Just enough for 10 weeks at current production levels.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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      1. No matter what the facts are on the ground, I am sure the greed mongers will immediately seize on the opportunity to drive the prices of wheat based products through the roof again.

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