Food shortage hits baby boomers as American economy falters – are you prepared?

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Food shortage hits baby boomers as American economy falters – are you prepared? (Natural news, Aug 6, 2015):

Resources redistributed through the force of government are finite. They run out. Government social programs appear compassionate, assisting the poor and hungry, but these programs only work by force, taking from people who have already produced. This is how socialism works.

The philosophy of socialism views economic freedom as dangerous, leading to greed and concentrated wealth. Under the spell of socialist philosophy, the masses start to view people who earn their own way as evil. The socialist-enslaved masses will attack those who serve the marketplace with a great product or service and call them greedy. In this mindset, the masses cling to dependence and use the force of government to take from the productive so that wealth can be redistributed to them. This leads to all out slavery.

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70% Devaluation Of The US Dollar Coming – We Are Headed For A Crisis Of Biblical Proportions – IMF Christine Lagarde’s Warning! (Video)

We’ve been here before:

Flashback:

Roosevelt Gold Confiscation In 1933: ‘No American Could Visit A Safe Deposit Box For Some Time Without A Government Agent Accompanying Him’

What Gold Nationalization Really Means

On This Day In 1933:

By January 1934, Roosevelt increased the dollar price of gold from $20.67 to $35, thus devaluing the dollar by 70 percentwhile increasing the value of gold that the government now owned.

– Governments Worldwide Are Implementing Orwellian Gold Confiscation Today. You Just Haven’t Realized it Yet.

What 40 Years Of Gold Confiscation By The US Government Looks Like

Only this time it will be much easier since the US dollar is backed by NOTHING.



Published on Jul 1, 2014

Official 2014 IMF Forecast Based on ‘Magic Number Seven’-Steve Quayle (USAWatchdog, July 2, 2014):

Radio talk show veteran and 10 time published author, Steve Quayle, says dark powers are at work in the financial markets at the highest levels of global government.  Quayle contends, “First of all, the illuminati and the occult are one in the same with hidden meanings to the general population, but announcements to people on the inside.”  At the beginning of 2014, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, gave a primer on numerology to an audience at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  She did it as a set up to an official IMF forecast for “what we should expect for 2014.”   Why is this important now?  The IMF forecast was based on what Lagarde called the “magic 7,” and July is the seventh month of the year.  Lagarde is overtly using numerology to forecast big changes this year and this month.  For example, Lagarde pointed out that 2014 will “mark the 7th anniversary of the financial market jitters” that started in 2007.  If you individually add up the numbers of the year 2014 (2+0+1+4=7), you get the number 7.  Lagarde also said that 2014 “will mark the 70th anniversary, 70th anniversary, drop the zero, seven, of the Bretton Woods Conference that actually gave birth to the IMF” (7 + 0 = 7).  Lagarde also said, “And it will be the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, 25th” (2 + 5 = 7).  Lagarde also brings up the G-20 out of nowhere.  Is that a reference to a date?  (G is the 7the letter of the alphabet and this might be a reference to 7/20/2014.)   Quayle explains, “People have to understand the number 7 to realize why this is critical.  The number 7 is used 287 times; it’s used in the Old and New Testament.  What is critical about this is these people rule their lives by the stars and numerology.  Never in anything have I monitored in my 25 years being on talk radio that I have witnessed such a blatant presentation of the number 7.  When she says it’s ‘quite a number,’ yes, it’s God’s number, but these people worship their god and their god is Lucifer.”

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California Water Shortage: The Game Changer That Will Trigger The Food Crisis

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California Water Shortage – The Game Changer That Will Trigger the Food Crisis (Waking Times, Feb 26, 2014):

For What It’s Worth… 

(I live in the North Counties of Northern California and manage a small Biodynamic farm forgoing a previous existence as a research analyst on Wall Street and owner of a small investment boutique firm for over two decades.)

Farmers throughout California are dramatically cutting way back on how much food they will grow this year. We know this because initial bulk seed orders are way down as the seed ordering season hits it peak. Just released news about severe water cuts by the Federal government to California farmlands will mean further cuts to their planting schedules.

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The Smartest Investment Of The Decade

Farmland is a good investment … if you know the future.

If you had invested in a nice organic farm in Fukushima Pref. your investment is now worthless.

Considering Agenda 21 and the plans of Big Agribusiness you do not want to invest heavily in farmland at the wrong place.

Never put all your eggs in one basket (unless you exactly know the future).

Food, water, gold, silver and survival gear come first.

If you then can still afford a remote farm without going into debt, then farmland is indeed a good investment.


The Smartest Investment Of The Decade (ZeroHedge, Nov 12, 2012):

Here’s something crazy to think about.

Roughly 200,000 people were born today. That’s net world population growth, births minus deaths.

Each one of them constitutes a new mouth to feed. And when they come of age, those 200,000 people will consume, conservatively, about 1,250 Calories per day. Collectively, that’s 91.25 billion Calories per year for the entire 200,000 people that were born today.

Where will they get that food from?

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Former FBI Chief Ted Gunderson: CIA & Satanism, Peadophilia, Organized Child Kidnapping Rings, International Trafficking Of Children, Terrorism, Illuminati, NWO (Video)


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Study: EPA-Approved GMO Insecticide Responsible For Killing Off Bees, Contaminating Entire Food Chain

Commentary:

The elitists want to collapse the entire financial system:

No.1 Trend Forecaster Gerald Celente: The Entire Financial System Is Collapsing! – This Is FASCISM! (Video, March 26, 2012 )

Within 24 hours all supermarkets will be empty …

Flashback:

USDA: No strategic grain reserves … they sold them!

20 Signs That A Horrific Global Food Crisis Is Coming

Global Food Supply Chain Stretched to The Limit

‘The World Is Only One Poor Harvest Away From Chaos’

Our government is destroying the family farms:

Obama Regime Seizes Control Over All Food, Farms, Livestock, Farm Equipment, Fertilizer And Food Production Across America Per Executive Order

Total Insanity: Michigan Government Announces Plan To Destroy Ranch Livestock Based On Hair Color And Arrest Hundreds Of Ranchers As Felons (Video)

Around the time of the great depression some 30% of the American people were involved in agriculture. Now it is under 1%, thanks to technology etc. (Oh, the 1% again.)

Most Americans are completely unprepared and have food supplies for 3 days, 14 days at the most. That will be not enough to survive.

When the greatest financial collapse happens, the only thing most Americans will have is GUNS and AMMO.

Good luck!

Flashback:

BBKA Betrayed Bee Keepers To Pesticide Lobby, Endorsed The Most Deadly Substances For Bees Existing On The Planet As ‘Bee-Friendly’ Or ‘Bee-Safe’

EPA Knowingly Allowed Pesticide That Kills Honey Bees, Leaked Document Shows

Organic Bees Surviving Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)

Mike Adams (Natural News):

The chemical industry is destroying our planet. A population collapse of honeybee pollinators will almost immediately lead to a food supply collapse ending in mass starvation.

This scenario has already begun to unfold, and new science reveals that pesticide chemicals may be the root cause of the mass die-off of honeybees around the world:


Study: EPA-approved GMO insecticide responsible for killing off bees, contaminating entire food chain (Natural News, April 09, 2012)

Early last year, leaked documents obtained by a Colorado beekeeper exposed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‘s (EPA) illegitimate approval of clothianidin, a highly-toxic pesticide manufactured by Bayer CropScience that the regulatory agency knew was capable of killing off bees (http://www.naturalnews.com/030921_EPA_pesticides.html). Now, a new study out of Purdue University in Indiana has not only confirmed, once again, that clothianidin is killing off bees, but also that clothianidin’s toxicity is systemic throughout the entire food chain, which could one day lead to the catastrophic destruction of the food supply.

The study, which was published in the online journal PLoS ONE, investigated the various methods and routes by which a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids, which includes clothianidin, are harming honey bees. They discovered that both clothianidin and thiamethoxam, another component of neonicotinoid insecticides, persist in “extremely high levels” in planter exhaust material produced during the planting of crops treated with these insecticides, which runs contrary to industry claims that the chemicals biodegrade and are not a threat.

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Wolves Scavenge As Italians Warn Of Food Shortages And Take Shelter From Biting Cold

And L’Aquila and Trasacco are damn far south and close to Rome!



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Wolves scavenge as Italians take shelter from biting cold (ABC News/AFP, Feb 8, 2012):

Wolves scavenged in isolated snow-covered villages, the canals in Venice froze over, and the death toll rose to 30 as freezing weather continued across Italy on Tuesday.

Snow kept falling in the north of Italy, with temperatures dropping to minus 25 degrees Celsius in Marcesina on the shores of Lake Garda, and there was black ice in Calabria and Sardegna in the south.

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U.N. Declares Famine In Somalia

Explainer: Famine in Somalia (Guardian, July 20, 2011)

By officially declaring parts of Somalia to be in the grip of famine, the UN will be hoping to galvanise governments and the public into action to address the food crisis in east Africa. The UN estimates that 12 million in the region are now in need of emergency help and warns that thousands will die unless aid arrives quickly.

Where is the famine?

The UN declared on Wednesday that famine now exists in two regions of southern Somalia: southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle. Across the country, nearly half of the Somali population – 3.7 million people – are now facing severe food shortages, of whom an estimated 2.8 million people are in the south. The Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU), funded by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), warns that in the next one or two months famine will become widespread throughout southern Somalia unless help arrives. It says the crisis represents the most serious food insecurity situation in the world today and that the current humanitarian response is inadequate. Although Somalia is the worst-affected country, the crisis affects a much wider region, including the northern part of Kenya and southern parts of Ethiopia, Djibouti, the northern Karamoja region of Uganda, and parts of South and North Sudan, where large areas are classified as being in a state of humanitarian emergency.

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20 Signs That A Horrific Global Food Crisis Is Coming

In case you haven’t noticed, the world is on the verge of a horrific global food crisis.  At some point, this crisis will affect you and your family.  It may not be today, and it may not be tomorrow, but it is going to happen.  Crazy weather and horrifying natural disasters have played havoc with agricultural production in many areas of the globe over the past couple of years.  Meanwhile, the price of oil has begun to skyrocket.  The entire global economy is predicated on the ability to use massive amounts of inexpensive oil to cheaply produce food and other goods and transport them over vast distances.  Without cheap oil the whole game changes.  Topsoil is being depleted at a staggering rate and key aquifers all over the world are being drained at an alarming pace.  Global food prices are already at an all-time high and they continue to move up aggressively.  So what is going to happen to our world when hundreds of millions more people cannot afford to feed themselves?

Most Americans are so accustomed to supermarkets that are absolutely packed to the gills with massive amounts of really inexpensive food that they cannot even imagine that life could be any other way.  Unfortunately, that era is ending.

There are all kinds of indications that we are now entering a time when there will not be nearly enough food for everyone in the world.  As competition for food supplies increases, food prices are going to go up.  In fact, at some point they are going to go way up.

Let’s look at some of the key reasons why an increasing number of people believe that a massive food crisis is on the horizon.

The following are 20 signs that a horrific global food crisis is coming….

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UN: 7 Million Afghans Will Go Hungry Without Aid

(Reuters) – The United Nations warned on Friday of a looming food aid shortage in Afghanistan that could leave more than 7 million people hungry unless it received urgent cash donations of over $250 million to buy more supplies.

Most of those who will go short of food are women and children, but overall those at risk make up nearly a quarter of the country’s population of around 30 million, said the U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP).

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Japan: Panic Buying, Evacuations In Tokyo, Power Supply Shortages To Continue For Months

Panic Buying Adds To Shortages After Japan Quake (NPR):

Canned goods, batteries, bread and bottled water have vanished from store shelves and long lines of cars circle gas stations, as Japan grapples with a new risk set off by last week’s earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear crisis: panic-buying.

Far outside the disaster zone, stores are running out of necessities, raising government fears that hoarding may hurt the delivery of emergency food aid to those who really need it.

“The situation is hysterical,” said Tomonao Matsuo, spokesman for instant noodle maker Nissin Foods, which donated a million items including its “Cup Noodles” for disaster relief. “People feel safer just by buying Cup Noodles.”

Japan power gap could sap recovery (Reuters):

“We think power supply shortages and rations are likely to continue in TEPCO’s supply area for months rather than weeks,” the analysts wrote in a note to clients.

Radiation fears spark panic buying, evacuations in Tokyo (Reuters):

TOKYO (Reuters) – Panic swept Tokyo on Tuesday after a rise in radioactive levels around an earthquake-hit nuclear power plant north of the city, causing some to leave the capital or stock up on food and supplies.

Embassies advised staff to leave affected areas, tourists cut short vacations and some multinational companies told staff to move from Tokyo out after low levels of radiation were detected in one of the world’s biggest and most densely populated cities.

In one sign of the panic, Don Quixote, a multistory, 24-hour general store in Tokyo’s Roppongi district, was sold out of radios, flashlights, candles, fuel cans and sleeping bags on Tuesday as a Reuters reported visited the shop.

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Sugar Supply Shortage Looming as Cyclone Destroys Australian Crops


Sugar cane being harvested on a farm in Australia. Photographer: Eric Taylor/Bloomberg

Feb. 06 (Bloomberg) — World sugar supplies will probably fall short of demand, said Rabobank Groep NV, after a cyclone with winds stronger than Hurricane Katrina destroyed homes and smashed crops in Australia, driving prices to 30-year highs.

Tropical Cyclone Yasi ripped through northern Queensland, a region growing a third of the country’s cane, cutting output potential in the area by about 50 percent, producers group Canegrowers said Feb. 4. The storm, which the government says may have wiped out at least A$500 million ($507 million) of agricultural production, raised speculation that the world’s third-largest sugar exporter may struggle to match last year’s output that was the lowest in two decades.

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Global Food Supply Chain Stretched to The Limit

Related info:

US: Surprising Drop In Corn and Soybean Output Sends Grain Prices Surging

Sri Lanka: Flood Affects 1 Million People, 40,000 Acres Of Paddy Cultivation Already Damaged

‘The World Is Only One Poor Harvest Away From Chaos’

Australia Floods: Food Prices to Rise 30% – 50% of Crops Affected, With 20% Wiped Out

India: Food Inflation Up Over 18 Percent In Just One Year

Algerian Riots Continue Over Skyrocketing Food Prices And Unemployment

Global Food Prices About To Break An All Time High (CHART OF THE DAY)

The Food Crisis Of 2011

USDA: No strategic grain reserves … they sold them!

UN: Food prices may rise by up to 20%

China introduces subsidies in response to double-digit food price inflation in October


Soaring Prices Spark Fears of Social Unrest in Developing World


Activists from India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) women’s wing shout slogans against the Congress-led government during a protest against an increase in milk, vegetables and food prices in New Delhi on April 1, 2010. The BJP activists protested against the price hikes of essential commodities. Food inflation is still at 17 percent according to official figures.

Strained by rising demand and battered by bad weather, the global food supply chain is stretched to the limit, sending prices soaring and sparking concerns about a repeat of food riots last seen three years ago.

“We are entering a danger territory,” Abdolreza Abbassian, chief economist at the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said last week.

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‘The World Is Only One Poor Harvest Away From Chaos’

Food shortages and exploding food prices, after bankrupting entire nations, are some of the next steps on the elite agenda.

Many believe that H.A.A.R.P. is used to create this chaos, but it is certainly not only H.A.A.R.P that is responsible for all of this chaos that we have created. ( And I am not talking about the global warming scam here.)

We could easily green the entire Sahara desert in only a few years.

We have the technology to do this and it would be unbelievable cheap, but the elite agenda is different.

If we allow them to get away with all their crimes, then we are really in more trouble then we can imagine in our worst nightmares.

Start to grow your own organic garden this year and prepare yourself. By changing our reality we influence the world.

The elitists want to push GMOs as a solution to the coming world hunger crisis, that they themselves have created in the first place.

Déjà Vu All Over Again.

Max Keiser: Monsanto And The Seeds Of Evil

The GMO Catastrophe In The US, A Lesson For The World

Monsanto: GM-Corn Harvest of 82,000 Hectares in South Africa Fails

Exposed: the great GM crops myth (The Independent):

“Genetic modification actually cuts the productivity of crops, an authoritative new study shows, undermining repeated claims that a switch to the controversial technology is needed to solve the growing world food crisis.”

Food prices are about to explode:

Australia Floods: Food Prices to Rise 30% – 50% of Crops Affected, With 20% Wiped Out

India: Food Inflation Up Over 18 Percent In Just One Year

Algerian Riots Continue Over Skyrocketing Food Prices And Unemployment


Millions of the world’s poorest people and the state of the global economy are threatened by the food price rises


Hunger pains Photo: Getty Images

Within a decade,” promised the top representative of the world’s mightiest country, “no man, woman or child will go to bed hungry.”

Dr Henry Kissinger, at the height of his powers as US Secretary of State, was speaking to the landmark 1974 World Food Conference. Since then, the number of hungry people worldwide has almost exactly doubled: from 460 million to 925 million.

And this week the airwaves have been full of warnings that the formidable figure could be about to increase further, as a new food crisis takes hold. Some experts warned that the world could be on the verge of a “nightmare scenario” of cut‑throat competition for the control of shrinking supplies.

The cause of such alarm? On Wednesday, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) reported that global food prices had hit a record high and were likely to go on rising, entering what Abdolreza Abbassian, its senior grains economist, called “danger territory”.

That is bad enough for Britain, adding to the inflationary pressures from the soaring cost of oil and other commodities, not to mention the VAT increase. But for the world’s poor, who have to spend 80 per cent of their income on food, it could be catastrophic.

Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank, warns that the rising prices are “a threat to global growth and social stability”, and Nicolas Sarkozy has identified them as a priority for the G20, which he chairs this year.

See also: World Bank’s Wrong Advice Left Silos Empty in Poor Countries

Already they are higher than in 2008, when they drove the tally of the malnourished briefly above a billion for the first time in history, and caused riots in countries as far apart as Indonesia, Cameroon and Mexico. That ended nearly two decades during which the number of hungry people had stayed the same, while the world population grew by 1.2 billion, so that the proportion of an increasing humanity without enough to eat steadily fell.

But the crisis of two years ago, and the one that may be unfolding now, are polar opposites of the one behind the World Food Conference. Then, bad harvests had produced a real shortage. Now, we have bumper crops: the past three years have produced the biggest harvests ever. The issue is not one of supply, but of demand.

The mushrooming middle classes of India and China helped cause the 2008 price hike by eating more meat, which, in turn, mops up grain: it can take, for example, 8lb of cereals to produce one of beef. And cars contributed as well as cows. Biofuels (another project on the elite agenda) transferred over 100 million tons of cereals from plates to petrol tanks: to fill a 4 x 4 tank requires enough grain to feed a poor person for a year. Speculation, too, helped drive prices up.

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Global Food Shortage Fears As Russia Extends Wheat Export Ban

Yes, the elite will stage a global food crisis, which is why I have told you to prepare for it a long time ago.


Vladimir Putin has announced Russia will not lift a ban on grain exports before next year’s harvest, extending the embargo for another year, sparking fears over a global food shortage.

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A combine harvests on a field in a village 50km south of Moscow. The drought in Russia has led to rising world grain prices Photo: GETTY

The Russian prime minister said that it was “necessary to note that we will only be able to consider lifting the grain export ban after next year’s harvest … and we have clarity on the balances”.

His announcement came after deadly protests in Mozambique and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation calling an emergency meeting to discuss the shortages.

The export ban is aimed at keeping the Russian domestic market well supplied with grain after Russia, which the world’s third largest wheat exporter last year when it sold 21.4 million tonnes of grain, after the country suffered a record drought which destroyed a quarter of its harvest.

Forest and brush fires flared up again on Thursday, killing two people and burning down more than 160 houses and buildings. Mr Putin is keen to avoid any signs of social unrest ahead of elections due in 2012.

The export ban from such a key global exporter sent wheat prices to 231.5 euros a tonne, just short of last month’s two-year high of 236 euros, sparking worries of a crisis in global food supplies.

A rise in the price of state-controlled food, water and electricity prices have sparked protests in Mozambique where seven people have been killed and hundreds left injured after clashes with police. The price of a loaf of bread is due to rise by 25 per cent on September 6.

The Rome-based FAO said that their emergency meeting was called due to “an enormous number” of inquiries over concerns “about a possible repeat of the 2007-08 food crisis”

Abdolreza Abbassian, of the FAO, said: “This is quite serious. Two years in a row without Russian exports creates quite a disturbance”.

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Central Africa Crops Fail, Millions At Risk

After years of drought, flash floods have destroyed harvests in Niger

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Nineteen-month old Amina at Save the Children’s clinic for severely manlnourished children in Aguie, Niger, yesterday. Two of her siblings have already died within the past year
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Hundreds of thousands of children across central Africa are at risk of death from starvation and disease after flash flooding worsened an already chronic humanitarian crisis caused by drought.

Aid agencies warned yesterday that 10 million people are already facing severe food shortages, particularly in the landlocked countries of Chad and Niger, after a drought led to the failure of last year’s crops. As many as 400,000 children are at risk of dying from starvation in Niger alone, according to Save the Children.

Now unusually heavy rains have washed away this year’s crops and killed cattle in a region dependent on subsistence agriculture. Organisations including Oxfam and Save the Children say that the slow international response to the emergency means that only 40 per cent of those affected are receiving food aid. As many as four out of five children require treatment for malnutrition in clinics.

Such is the shortage of international aid that the United Nations World Food Programme has had to scale back its £57m operation to feed eight million people in Niger and instead concentrate its efforts on the most vulnerable – children under two – according to Oxfam.

Save the Children says the increased malnutrition rate could swiftly be followed by an increase in the number of children dying from disease because of floods in Niger caused by heavy rain over the past few weeks. “Stagnant pools of water have been contaminated by animal carcasses and are a breeding ground for malaria-carrying mosquitoes. This has increased the threat of malaria, respiratory disease and diarrhoea – the biggest killers of young children,” the organisation said.

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Amnesty International Report: North Korea Facing Health And Food Crisis

Human rights group calls on international community to help end regime’s ‘systematic neglect’ and prevent humanitarian disaster

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Many children in North Korea are at risk of serious malnourishment. (AP)

A desperate picture of the health of North Korea’s population is painted by a report describing a country of stunted children, where the hungry eat poisonous plants and pigfeed, amputations are conducted without anaesthetic and doctors are paid in cigarettes.

Almost two decades after it was hit by a famine that killed an estimated 2 million people, North Korea again faces widespread food shortages and is unable to provide even basic healthcare for its people, according to the report, published today by Amnesty International.

The human rights organisation accuses the North Korean regime of systematic neglect and calls on the international community to intervene to prevent a humanitarian disaster.

Based on interviews with aid workers and North Korean defectors, the report says hospitals lack essential equipment and drugs, which forces the sick to treat themselves with medicines bought from markets. Major operations are routinely conducted without anaesthetic, while malnutrition has paved the way for a tuberculosis epidemic.

“North Korea has failed to provide for the most basic health and survival needs of its people,” said Catherine Baber, Amnesty International’s deputy director for the Asia-Pacific region. “This is especially true of those who are too poor to pay for medical care.”

According to the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) figures, North Korea spent just ¢50 (32p) per person a year on healthcare – a tenth as much as Burma.

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