Search

How Worried Should We Be About Food Security?

Photo credit, Ricardo Rey, published in The Economist, "The Coming Food Catastrophe"

In The Economist, the "Coming Food Catastrope" is brought to the forefront as an emerging health crisis for the world. Though the article launches by blaming Putin, there are many factors that threaten our food security both nationally and globally.


In America there have been several situations that will effect our supply chain. In a country our size, some of these happen naturally each year, yet as seen below, a disturbing increase has occurred.


1 ➖4/30/21 Monmouth Smithfield Foods pork processing plant

2 ➖7/25/21 Memphis Kellogg plant

3 ➖8/13/21 JBS beef plant

4 ➖8/24/21 Patak Meat Company

5 ➖7/30/21 Tyson River Valley ingredient plant

6 ➖10/21/21 Darigold plant

7 ➖11/15/21 Garrard County food plant

8➖11/29/21 Maid-Rite Steak Company

9➖12/13/21 San Antonio food processing, West side Foods

10➖1/7/22 Hamilton Mountain poultry processing

Plant

11➖1/13/22 Cargill-Nutrene feed mill. Lacombe, La

12➖1/31/22 Winston-Salem fertilizer plant

13➖2/3/22 Wisconsin River Meats

14➖2/3/22 Percy dairy farm

15➖2/5/22 Wisconsin River Meats processing facility destroyed by fire in Mauston, Wisconsin.

16➖2/15/22 Bonanza Meat Company goes up in flames in El Paso, Texas

17➖2/15/22 Shearer's Foods Food processing plant explodes in Hermiston, Oregon.

18➖2/16/22 Indiana Louis-Dreyfus soy processing plant

19➖2/18/22 Bess View Farms

20➖2/19/22 Lincoln premiere poultry

21➖2/22/22 Shearer's Foods potato chip plant

22➖2/22/22 Fire destroys Deli Star Meat Plant in Fayetteville, Illinois.

23➖2/28/22 nutrient AG Solutions fertilizer facility burns

24➖2/28/22 Shadow Brook Farm & Dutch girl Creamery burns

25➖3/4/22 294,800 chickens destroyed at farm in Stoddard, Missouri

26➖3/4/22 644,000 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, Maryland

27➖3/8/22 243,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in New Castle, Delaware

28➖3/10/22 663,400 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, Maryland

29➖3/10/22 915,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Taylor, Iowa

30➖3/14/22 Wayne Hoover dairy farm, barn full of vows burns

31➖3/14/22 2,750,700 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Jefferson, Wisconsin

32➖3/16/22 Walmart Distribution Center burns for 76 hours in Plainfield Ind.

33➖3/16/22 Nestle Food Plant extensively damaged in fire and new production destroyed Jonesboro, Arkansas

34➖3/17/22 5,347,500 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Buena Vista, Iowa

35➖3/17/22 147,600 chickens destroyed at farm in Kent, Delaware

36➖3/18/22 315,400 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, Maryland

37➖3/19/22 Walmart Food Distribution center catches fire in Plainfield, Indiana

38➖3/22/22 172,000 Turkeys destroyed on farms in South Dakota

39➖3/22/22 570,000 chickens destroyed at farm in Butler, Nebraska

40➖3/24/22 Major Fire at McCrum Potato Plant in Belfast, Maine.

41➖3/24/22 418,500 chickens destroyed at farm in Butler, Nebraska

42➖3/25/22 250,300 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Franklin, Iowa

43➖3/26/22 311,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota

44➖3/27/22 126,300 Turkeys destroyed in South Dakota

45➖3/28/22 1,460,000 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Guthrie, Iowa

46➖3/29/22 Maricopa, Az. Food Pantry burns down 50,000 pounds of Food destroyed in Maricopa, Arizona.

47➖3/31/22 Rio Fresh Onion factory damaged by fire in San Juan, Texas.

48➖3/31/22 76,400 Turkeys destroyed in Osceola, Iowa

49➖3/31/22 5,011,700 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Osceola, Iowa

50➖4/6/22 281,600 chickens destroyed at farm in Wayne, North Carolina

51➖4/9/22 76,400 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota

52➖4/9/22 208,900 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota

53➖4/12/22 89,700 chickens destroyed at farm in Wayne, North Carolina

54➖4/12/22 1,746,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Dixon, Nebraska

55➖4/12/22 259,000 chickens destroyed at farm in Minnesota

56➖4/13/22 Fire destroys East Conway Beef & Pork Meat Market in Conway, New Hampshire.

57➖4/13/22 Plane crashes into Gem State Processing, Idaho potato and food processing plant

58➖4/13/22 77,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota

59➖4/14/22 Taylor Farms Food Processing plant burns down Salinas, California.

60➖4/14/22 Salinas food processing plant

61➖4/14/22 99,600 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota

62➖4/15/22 1,380,500 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Lancaster, Minnesota

63➖4/19/22 Azure Standard nation’s premier independent distributor of organic and healthy food, was destroyed by fire in Dufur, Oregon

64➖4/19/22 339,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota

65➖4/19/22 58,000 chickens destroyed at farm in Montrose, Colorado

66➖4/20/22 2,000,000 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Minnesota

67➖4/21/22 Plane crashes into and destroys General Mills

68➖4/22/22 197,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota

69➖4/23/22 200,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota

70➖4/25/22 1,501,200 chickens destroyed at egg farm Cache, Utah

71➖4/26/22 307,400 chickens destroyed at farm Lancaster Pennsylvania

72➖4/27/22 2,118,000 chickens destroyed at farm Knox, Nebraska

73➖4/28/22 Egg-laying facility in Iowa kills 5.3 million chickens, fires 200-plus workers

74➖4/28/22 Allen Harim Foods a chicken processing company based in Delaware killed nearly 2 million chickens

75➖4/2822 110,700 Turkeys destroyed Barron Wisconsin

76➖4/29/22 1,366,200 chickens destroyed at farm Weld Colorado

77➖4/30/22 13,800 chickens destroyed at farm Sequoia Oklahoma

78➖5/3/22 58,000 Turkeys destroyed Barron Wisconsin

79➖5/3/22 118,900 Turkeys destroyed Beadle S Dakota

80➖5/3/22 114,000 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania

81➖5/3/22 118,900 Turkeys destroyed Lyon Minnesota

82➖5/7/22 20,100 Turkeys destroyed Barron Wisconsin

83➖5/10/22 72,300 chickens destroyed at farm Lancaster Pennsylvania

84➖5/10/22 61,000 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania

85➖5/10/22 35,100 Turkeys destroyed Muskegon, Michigan

86➖5/13/22 10,500 Turkeys destroyed Barron Wisconsin

87➖5/14/22 83,400 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania

88➖5/17/22 79,00 chickens destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania

89➖5/18/22 7,200 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania

90➖5/19/22 Freight train derailment Jensen Beach FL

91➖5/21/22 57,000 Turkeys destroyed on farm in Dakota Minnesota

92➖5/23/22 4,000 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania

93➖5/29/22 200,000 Chickens killed in fire in Minnesota

94➖5/31/22 3,000,000 chickens chickens destroyed at Forsman egg farm facility in Stockholm Township, Minnesota

95➖6/2/22 30,000 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania