If you examine the current food production situation in America, you will find that only about 1% of the population produces the food for the other 99% of the people. This is alarming since virtually the entire population does not know how to grow their own food and they have no notion about where their food is grown and produced or how it gets to their supermarket.
A great deal of American food is derived from grain or from grain fed animals. Grain is grown in a concentrated geographical area (the Midwest), and is transported to both coastal regions via only two vulnerable railroad lines.
Think of the riots that have occurred in American cities over such things as a controversial legal case and you can easily conjure up the scenario that would result from a severe food shortage that has no end in sight. While people living in rural area areas would at least have a chance to survive a disaster by growing their own food, those living in urban areas would not have access to any reliable food source whatsoever.
After all the food in the city has been looted and consumed, people will leave the cities en masse, crowding into the rural areas and competing for the scant food resources still available there. As shown in history, food shortages quickly lead to widespread civil unrest, riots and protesting towards the TPTB (the powers that be). Being prepared for a severe food shortage is easily achieved by storing adequate amounts of non-perishable food items that are readily available, inexpensive, and easy to store. Although there is much debate on what’s exactly best to store, I recommend you store both MRE’s and items such as beans, wheat, rice, garden seeds, honey and olive oil but always remember: have a variety of foods.