Friday, May 19, 2023

New U.S. Food Shortage List


It's been a while since I wrote here on my Blog. Many events have taken place that has prompted me to jump back in. There are shortages currently that have me concerned. I will only mention a few here but the list is long if you take a deep dive to research.

1. Wheat: Wheat is milled into flour which is then used to make a wide range of foods including bread, crumpets, muffins, noodles, pasta, biscuits, cakes, pastries, cereal bars, sweet and savory snack foods, crackers, crisp-breads, sauces and confectionery. The list goes on and on. 

The wheat harvest in the U.S.A was lack luster at best and only 27% of it was classified as human grade (consumption).  This worried me as a mother and wife of a family of 9. I remember clearly during Covid the inability to find many staples which included flour, sugar and pasta. These simple pantry staples which we may reach for often. 

News/Media here is the U.S.A keep us blind to many of the important things that keep our households running smoothly. While other countries alert their citizens of shortages and provide instruction on preparedness. 

Our's does not...they keep us in the dark and we all have to scramble to make ends meet. 

2. Sugar: reports from around the world are sharing there is a Sugar Shortage and Scarcity. I know I use sugar to make bread, bake, cook, and drinks. 

I recommend to have figure out your monthly usage. Then begin to buy large bags to store away safely for later use. Sugar needs only to be stored in a tight container/food grade bucket in a cool dark dry place. Do not use oxygen absorbers with sugar as it will turn it to a brick. 

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