Violent Inflation Riots Begin

The inflation riots have begun. Peru and Sri Lanka both are experiencing violence as inflation spirals the prices of basic necessities higher and higher.

We’ve been here before, and recently. The Arab Spring was a period of social unrest and riots in 2010 and 2011 that was triggered, in part, by spiking food costs.

As Alfred Henry Lewis said in 1906, “There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy.”

But before pure anarchy comes, society experiences increasing unrest and the erosion of social bonds and niceties. That’s where we are now.

Food prices today are higher than they were in 2010, so the protests are not at all surprising. We can and should expect more of them.

Worse than that, however, is the prospect of actual famine and food shortages. I expect true famine to emerge by the end of this year, after the northern harvest fails to cover the basic needs of 8+ billion people.

This is yet another reason why you should plant a garden. As if you needed one more, right?

The reason for the glum outlook is not just the loss of Ukraine exports, and probable loss of the planting season for quite a large portion of the Ukraine, but because of the desperate global shortages of fertilizers which have become utterly essential to today’s crop yields.

In this lesson, we learn that converting biologically active and supportive soil into barren dirt was a terrible idea.

By 2030, it is projected that phosphate will reach peak output and then begin its long slow decline. What’s the world plan for this? There isn’t one. Again, this is why local, regenerative farming is so critical to undertake at this time.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at

Phosphorus From Bone Meal

Bone meal is another source of phosphorus. For the backyard garden, you can save all of your soup bones and boil/crush for slow release fertilizer. On an industrial scale? Soylent green, anyone?


Quercetin And Dna Damage

DR Martenson, according to this study, quercetin can cause DNA damage. Is it true ? thanks

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Inflatoin Is Even Higher

Hello Chris, you mentioned “cereals inflation”. Here in Europe, box of cereals used to be 50g or half a kilo. That changed to 375g, but price stayed the same. This was never accounted in statistics (in Slovenia) as inflation, because price did not change. Same goes for the popsicles. Few years ago I bought a box of 4 popsicles and the price on the fridge was 4 Euros for 4x150g popsicles. But the box said 4x125g. Label on the fridge was from last year, packaging changed, but the price stayed the same. I called out statistical bureau and they said if price did not change, they won’t count that in inflation calculations.


Also known as “shrinkflation.” A dishonest method for sneakily camouflaging a price increase due to inflation or to widen a profit margin.


This basically means that eating unions, apples, kale, broccoli, blueberries, etc. What do you think? are these healthy foods, or do they lead to DNA damage?
Unfortunatly the link leads nowwhere. I always read the abstract, conclusion, funding and conflict of interests. This is usually sufficient to determine wheter an article contains mostly BS, or is a reflection of an honest piece of work…

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Riots Begin

well i am somewhat disappointed in the lack of nuance in the discussion. ascribing riots to anarchy is rather facile. anarchy does not mean out of control it means out of THEIR control.
disorder is just one definition of anarchy.
i self define as an anarchist.
Definition of anarchy
absence of government
a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority
the city’s descent into anarchy
utopian society of individuals who enjoy complete freedom without government
absence or denial of any authority or established order
anarchy prevailed in the war zone
absence of order DISORDER
not manicured plots but a wild anarchy of nature
— Israel Shenker
if one looks around and carefully observes the world with an open, objective mind i think one would see that the presence of government has created more disorder than anarchy by a wide margin.
since this site appreciates data one example would be the 20th century. over 200 million people were killed thanks to state sponsored violence.
how many people were killed by anarchy in the same period?
somalia ascended to anarchy and the economy immediately improved.
using words like anarchy and conflating it with chaos and riots is actually playing into the hands of the mass formationists of the the statist bent.
statists would like us to believe that the state creates and maintains order. the natural world proves otherwise as does lived experience.
need more proof? vietnam, korea, iraq, afghanistan, yemen, syria, or the genocide of the native population of the amerikas.
go team go

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Looting For Food Starts In Peru

Fertilizer Consumption

Interesting discussion. Plot N-P-K fertilizer use, crop production and crop yields against world population to see causation of the issue.

Americans Haven’t Experience Expensive Food. Yet.

People in the US think food has gotten expensive. But compared to most of the world, we have never experienced expensive food. At least not in terms of food cost/income ratio. That will inevitably change, perhaps by the end of the year? Don’t expect people to react well when it finally happens.