As life for many are starting to go back to normal with the reopening of many states, and "normal" never coming back for others that have lost their jobs and worry about where their next meal will come from, we are noting a number of establishment media stories acknowledging the dire circumstances and warning that things will get worse before getting better... if better is even in the cards.
When the MSM finally gets around to telling the truth, you know the situation has gone past the point of being able to spin it.
Itís a grim reality thatís playing out across the country as COVID-19 spreads beyond the meat plants that have captured the national spotlight. At least 60 food-processing facilities outside the meatpacking industry have seen outbreaks, with more than 1,000 workers diagnosed with the virus, according to a new study from Environmental Working Group. These are the first national numbers of their kind. The advocacy group compiled its figures using local media reports because there are no federal agencies reporting the data. The true total is almost certainly higher. Fruit and vegetable packers, bakers and dairy workers are risking infection as the virus spreads through processing plants where employees deemed essential have mostly remained on the job during the pandemic, sometimes laboring in close quarters.
Inevitably when we write these pieces we get snarky emails about how "My grocery store has NO empty shelves. FEAR PORN!"
I am happy for them, but they are completely ignoring how many Americans are seeing empty shelves, having limits put on their purchases of certain products, are waiting in very long lines just to be able to shop as stores limit the amount of customers allowed in.
Three days ago WSB-TV Atlanta put up a slide show of images taken at their local stores.
Anyone still in doubt that multiple stores from one end of the country to others, I only grabbed a few images, there are 20 at the WSB-TV Atlanta website, see for yourself. There are also hundreds found by just doing a search.
The point here is that many stores, especially in bigger cities and towns, those that depend on imports or food from other states or processing plants, are constantly running out of food.
Smaller local stores and towns that have their own butchers, farmers, and ranchers, are not feeling the bite as harshly as others are.
†Not only are we seeing shortages, but according to CNN (I know, I know, but I am making the point that even liberal establishment media is being forced to report on these issues now), grocery bills were much higher in May as the prices of meat increased yet again. (Archive.is link here)
Beef and veal got a lot more expensive in particular: Consumers paid nearly 11% more in May, the largest ever monthly increase. The price increase for certain types of meat was even more dramatic: uncooked beef roasts soared 19.5%, and uncooked beef steak prices jumped 11.6%. Meat prices have been rising as major processing facilities shut down or slowed operations because workers have been getting sick with Covid-19. At the same time, demand for meat in grocery stores has spiked as consumers eat at home more.
What many in the MSM are still not acknowledging is that while some processing plants that were forced to close are starting to reopen, ranchers and farmers have been forced to destroy many of their own animals and crops because they could not get them processed.
We have not only seen a food chain supply collapse, and food price increases, but due to the shut down of states all across America has experts predicting an unprecedented surge in bankruptcies to occur next.
As I stated, finally the MSM is reporting on these issues as the examples above show, but quite often they bury it as soon as it is published, and they almost never put all of what is happening together in one article to show the bigger picture.
Many of our readers are preppers and have a nice little stock pile of food, water, medicines, first aid supplies and basic necessities, and we encourage everyone to top off those supplies, maybe add some extras because no one know when everything is just going to go to hell in a hand basket.
With news warning of a "second wave" of COVID-19 possibly coming, we may see a lot of panic shopping as we did at the beginning of this pandemic, so having extras means not having to go out hunting for your basic needs.
Many items that cannot be found at the local grocery stores can be found available online for delivery.
Below we will list some of the harder to find products to which readers have mentioned they are having trouble finding.
As always we encourage readers to comment with any online resources they have found to help others find products they may be having issues finding locally.
Note - If there is a product not listed above that you are having issues finding in your local stores, please feel free to email email@example.com and ANP will help find places it is available for delivery.
Looking at all the recent news all together we start to see the bigger picture, which is being largely ignored as all the rioting throughout the country has taken the front pages of every newspaper and cable news outlets.
Be prepared. Top off your supplies. Never panic because if you are as prepared as you can be, there is nothing to fear.
God bless and stay free!
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