American Food Crisis [updated 5.14.22]
[updated 5.14.22]


There's a Legit Effort to Create a Food Crisis in America.  This isn’t conspiracy guys, something is going on...

Food processing plants are suddenly and recently, going up in flames across the US... Coincidence?  That's what the 'fact checkers' want you think.  

But, just as with everything lately, if the 'fact checkers' say it's not a problem, it's probably a problem.  If they say 'it's just a coincidence' chances are, it's not at all.  So to be on the safe side, I'm going stay on top of this and keep tabs on this anomaly as best I can, and offer some possible solutions and preparations for you and your family (scroll to the end of this list/page).

Here's a list of some recent food processing and distributing centers, that have coincidently gone up in flames lately.  I plan to come back to update if/when needed, so feel free to bookmark and possibly add to to this list in the comments, if you come across more. 

Let's all try our best to be informed and prepared!  Scroll down for sources and links to help prepare your family, by growing a garden and/or purchasing food rations with a long shelf-life.

4.30.22 Perdue Farms
  • A fire took place at Perdue Farms facility in the South Norfolk area of Chesapeake, VA.  The Chesapeake Fire Department is currently working on an industrial fire at the grain processing and storage facility.
  • When crews arrived they found a large soybean processing tank with flames showing from the top. Firefighters climbed multiple flights of stairs using multiple hose lines to battle the fire.
  • The fire was called under-control at 9:48 p.m. with no injuries reported.
  • Soybean products must now be removed from the tank to verify the fire is completely extinguished.
  • When crews arrived they found a large soybean processing tank with flames showing from the top. Firefighters climbed multiple flights of stairs using multiple hose lines to battle the fire.
  • The fire was called under-control at 9:48 p.m. with no injuries reported.
  • Soybean products must now be removed from the tank to verify the fire is completely extinguished.

4.18.22 Azure Standard Headquarters
  • In the text of an email alerting affiliates to the damage, the company describes itself as “the USA’s largest independent food distributor.”
  • It notes that “basically any…liquid product,” such as honey, oil, and vinegar, will be out of stock as a result of the damage.
  • Azure Standard also states it lost its fruit packing and carob product facility in the blaze, but expects limited effect as a result of the fruit harvesting season not yet being in swing.
  • Fire Chief Jon Keyser Jr. was paraphrased as stating that “Steltzer was removing paperwork from the building” when his initial crew arrived on scene. 
  • Keyser was further paraphrased as stating the building was “loaded with fuels including vegetable and nut oils made from canola, coconut and olives,” which made the fire difficult to handle with water as foam-based products are required to smother the flames.

4.13.22 Taylor Farms
  • The blaze was especially significant as local residents fell under a shelter-in-place order resulting from the risk of 35,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia held on site, which although fortunately avoided catching fire and exploding disastrously, nonetheless suffered a “moderate leak” that “has been secured on site,” said Deputy Fire Chief Sam Klemek.
  • An update on the company’s website described the Salinas facility as its primary production facility.
  • Taylor Farms is a major player in the food supply chain for both Canada and the United States. According to a company press release, the firm was recognized by Walmart as its 2022 Food Supplier of the Year in March.
  • Although the company is a private firm and does not publicly disclose financial reports for shareholders, websites such as Zippia and Zoominfo estimate annual revenues at between $2 and $3 billion.
  • Industry outlet Western Farm Press described the facility as one that “manufactures wholesale products like bulk salads and shredded lettuce used by restaurants and schools,” adding the company expected to rebuild and be operational again as early as spring of 2023.

4.13.22 Gem State Processing
  • The same day as the Taylor Farm fire, an airplane crashed into Idaho’s Gem State Processing plant. A release by the local police department said that while the pilot did not survive, no employees were injured.
  • Local authorities were paraphrased as stating the woman “was flying too low while attempting to land.”
  • The website for the company describes itself as processing 18,000 acres worth of potatoes each year. 
  • The facility appears to have been largely undamaged in the incident.

3.28.22 Maricopa Food Pantry
  • Maricopa Food Pantry, a local food bank in Arizona, lost 50,000 pounds worth of food in a fire that occurred “just 15 minutes after their food bank closed,” according to CBS affiliate Arizona’s Family.
  • Company President Mike Connelly described the blaze as one “40-50 feet in the air, just pure black smoke,” that “engulfed the entire neighborhood.”
  • CEO Jim Shoaf in stating that 15,000 pounds of meat and 40,000 pounds of canned goods and “other commodities” were lost in the blaze.
  • April 20 reporting by ABC15 said that Phoenix-based St. Mary’s Food Bank had replenished the three trailers and 50,000 pounds of food lost with inventory from its own supply.

3.22.22 Shearer’s Foods
  • Tri-City Herald reported that the Shearer’s Foods potato chip plant in Hermiston, Oregon was “gone” after a boiler explosion and its subsequent fire annihilated the facility.
  • The outlet reported that the boiler was fueled by natural gas and that the company supplied potato and corn chips throughout the western United States.
  • Seven employees were hospitalized in the blast. The Herald stated the facility is home to nearly 400 employees.
  • The company “manufactures Shearer, Kettle, Frito-Lay, Delicious and Vista branded snack foods, as well as for several private label brands including Walmart and Costco” and brings in estimated revenues in the range of $500 million per year.

3.21.22 Rio Fresh
  • Rio Fresh in Texas suffered a fire that severely damaged an onion processing facility.
  • Local media outlet KRGV reported the site employed 300 people and that “hundreds of thousands of warehouse space and structure was damaged from the fire.”
  • One staff member was quoted as stating, “If I had to guess, anywhere from 50 to 100 hundred truckloads of onions were lost in the fire, you can see them still burning in the distance.”

3.16.22 Walmart fulfillment Center 
  • Massive fire wiped out much of a Walmart fulfillment center in Plainfield Indiana, an event serious enough that it brought in the ATF to investigate.
  • For New Hampshire’s East Conway Beef and Pork, disaster struck on April 11 when a fire broke out serious enough that it took respondents 16 hours to extinguish.
  • Local news outlets, however, described the company as merely a local butcher shop. 
  • Two cows were lost in the disaster.

Telegram is a vast open source of information.  I found a few channels to help with my not-so-green thumb, so I thought I'd share some with you.

Plant For Change

Re-growing fruits & veggies from leftover cuttings and pieces:
  • Perfect for kids and families.  
  • Use homegrown & organic vegetables, fruits, or herbs always. 
  • Some plants will regrow entirely, others provide partial re-growth such a tops or roots for new plants etc. 
  • Grows from bottom up in water or soil (2-3” needed) - Green Onions, Celery, Cabbage, Bok choy, Lemongrass, Lettuces, Leeks
  • Growth starts top down in water or soil (from 3” cutting) - Pineapple top (leaf part with 1/2’ left below) - Most herbs -Mint, Basil, Cilantro, Sage, Thyme, Lemon Balm, etc. (from stems) 
  • Re-grow from part of a sprouted root (water or soil) - Ginger, Potatoes, Yam, Turmeric, Sweet Potato.
  • Re-grow for more leafy tops (leave 2-3” part root & part leaves) Best tried in soil. (roots will not regrow for eating but the leaves will) - Beets, Turnips, Carrots, Parsnips, Radishes

William Wallace Welker
  • TONS of information on growing, as 'Our World Order'
  • Advice on indoor growing, seeding, farming, recipes, prep projects... food without a supply chain!
  • "...In every area where we have lost freedom, it is because we let somebody else take care of it.  In order to take everything you have, the Tyrant starts out by giving you everything.  In return for ceding your power to the tyrant, you are promised that everything will be taken care of, and for a while, it sometimes is."


  • Emergency Survival Food - Long & short-term food kits, Bulk kits, Meat & protein kits, Fruit & veggie kits, Coffee kits, Gluten free kits, Sprouting seeds & micro greens
  • Survival Items  - Survival gear, Cooking tools, Power & lighting, Stoves, First Aid, Survival books
  • Water Filtration - Water filtration systems, pitchers, & containers, Emergency water pouches, Personal survival water filter
  • Buy Now Pay Later options 

  • Survival Food - Long & short-term food kits, Food bars, Survival sweets kits, Plant-based food kits, Coffee kits, Survival kits for dogs, Meat & protein kits
  • Power & Solar - Multiple power generators, Handheld solar power cells, Tactical solar flashlights, Emergency solar radios,  Solar lanterns, Solar security lights
  • Water - Water filtration systems, pitchers, & containers, Off-grid clean water kits
  • Home & Garden - Hydro-garden kits, Herb seed kits

  • Canned meats
  • Free survival book: "The Great American Food Storage"

  • Bug out bundles, Prepper Packs, Family plan and protect
  • Essentials kit - fist aid, tools, safety, food, water
  • Buy Now, Pay Later options with affirm

  • Safety & Disaster kits 
  • MRE Food kits 
  • Pet Safety kits
  • Senior Safety kits
  • Solar - Inverters, Batteries, Generators, DIY solar kits, Portable solar kits
  • Water - Storage, Delivery, Purification
  • Security & tactical, Wind power
  • Nutrient survival food kits, Amish stoves, Kettles, Sun ovens, 

For the DIYers 

With the pending food crisis looming, here's an awesome step-by-step video on how to properly pack Mylar bags of food for Long Term Food Storage:

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