World food stocks dwindling...

Not exactly religious news, but very important. Look for more aggressive and desperate immigration to the West from the places where food production is low and population is growing quickly (that includes almost all of the Middle East and North Africa).

As countries in Europe are Islamized look for declining economic and agricultural productivity in those countries. Historically once a country has been put under an Islamic government, even if the population is not majority Muslim (like parts of Asia Minor and the Balkans under the Turks), the governmental and industrial and educational systems have atrophied and become nepotist and tribal, which is a permanent aspect of Islamic government because of its roots in 7th C. Arabia.

But anyway, enough of my predictions, here are some blurbs from the actual article:

ROME: In an "unforeseen and unprecedented" shift, the world food supply is dwindling rapidly and food prices are soaring to historic levels, the top food and agriculture official of the United Nations warned Monday.

The changes created "a very serious risk that fewer people will be able to get food," particularly in the developing world, said Jacques Diouf, head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

The agency's food price index rose by more than 40 percent this year, compared with 9 percent the year before - a rate that was already unacceptable, he said. New figures show that the total cost of foodstuffs imported by the neediest countries rose 25 percent, to $107 million, in the last year.

At the same time, reserves of cereals are severely depleted, FAO records show. [...]

"In the U.S., Australia, and Europe, there's a very substantial capacity to adapt to the effects on food - with money, technology, research and development," Howden said. "In the developing world, there isn't."[...]

Diouf noted that there had been "tension and political unrest related to food markets" in a number of poor countries this year, including Morocco, [India,] Senegal and Mauritania. "We need to play a catalytic role to quickly boost crop production in the most affected countries," he said.


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