Ukraine Expecting Poor Quality Wheat; Chitin In Insects; + “Cannibal” Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) Inbound: ETA Tomorrow

Ukraine Expecting Poor Quality Wheat

The Ukraine–the breadbasket of Europe–is forecast to have lower quality wheat in the recently-commenced 2022/23 marketing year, due, mainly, to the impact of cold weather earlier in the season.

Ukrainian farmers have now harvested 82% of the planned area of wheat, with 15.5 million mt in the bins; however, trade sources have warned that the overall quality will be far lower than normal, with a large share of feed wheat.

“I know that the quality is bad, but I have not seen any ratings yet; I think more than 50% is rated as feed. We also used to have high protein wheat in the south and the east, in the steppe, while in central and western parts it was lower. And this year its unlikely that some additional fertilizers were added for the quality,” one analyst pointed out.

A second analyst told “I expect poor quality this season — 60/40 or 55/45 share in favor of feed wheat. There were heavy rains before the harvest and less fertilizer was applied. Usually we have more food, but not this time.”

With regards to pricing, the gap between 12.5% and 11.5% protein wheat has soared to $20/mt, with and the gap between 11.5% and feed wheat has increased to at least $10/mt — an indication that quality wheat is harder to come by.

By comparison, last year the gap between 11.5% and feed wheat was $5-7/mt.

Neighboring Russia has faced similarly dire quality issues this year, and although a record crop is expected in terms of volume–at around 90 million mt–the quality so far has been much lower than the norm, according to market analysts. 

And likewise, the spread between Russian protein grades has also has increased to $20/mt.

Across the world’s top producers, crops are fairing very poorly. And whatever the cause–natural inclement weather of manmade input shortages–the writing is on the wall going into the final quarter of 2022 and into 2023: The threat of a global famine is very real.

Chitin In Insects

While on the topic of ‘what the hell are people going to eat in the coming months and years’, I’ve been made aware that insects–the ‘new’ food source our betters demand we switch to in the name of saving the planet–contain a chemical called “chitin”, which, according to some sources, is a compound capable of causing serious damage to humans: cancers etc.

In insects, chitin functions as scaffold-like material, supporting the cuticles of the epidermis and trachea as well as the peritrophic matrices lining the gut epithelium. It is important to the insects, of course, hence its existence.

By some accounts, though, the chemical compound is bad news for any human ‘curious’ enough to ingest it — it is a building block for fungus and cancer, and it can not be cooked out.

Unsurprisingly, the ‘official Party line’ states that chitin is perfectly safe (and effective!). This is what the EPA has to say: “Given its lack of toxicity, chitin is not expected to harm people, pets, wildlife, or the environment…” Not expected…?

Also in support, the use of edible insects has a long history in China, where they have been consumed for more than 2000 years. 

For me, the jury is still out… thoughts?

“Cannibal” Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) Inbound

NOAA forecasters say the cumulative effect of a series of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) will result in a strong G3-class geomagnetic storms between Aug 18 – Aug 19. The discharges have stacked-up on one another, or “cannibalized”.

During G3-storms naked-eye auroras can descend into the USA as far south as geomagnetic latitude 50 degrees — that’s Illinois and Oregon, possibly even lower.

Perturbations to the power grid are also possible, particularly given Earth’s ever-waning magnetic field strength.

Active sunspot ‘AR3078’ has been flaring almost constantly since it developed its delta-class magnetic field:

AR3078 has been flaring consistently.

The strongest flare so far, an M5 on Aug 16, produced a shortwave radio blackout over the Indian Ocean:

The remaining two CMEs associated with this recent flaring are predicted to combine and impact Earth’s magnetic field during the late hours of Aug 18, accordung to NOAA’s latest modelling (shown below).

The combo consists of Aug 14’s dark plasma eruption and Aug 15’s exploding magnetic filament.

Cannibal CMEs contain tangled magnetic fields and compressed plasmas that can spark strong geomagnetic storms.

NOAA forecasters recently upgraded their geomagnetic storm watch from category G2 (moderate) to category G3 (strong).

This will likely mean KP Index readings of 6, possibly even 7 on Thursday into Friday, and will bring the familiar health risks associated with such activity: top of the list being heart rate fluctuations and full blown heart attacks/strokes (prayers for the jabbed):

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among many other forcings, including the impending release of the Beaufort Gyre).

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27 Thoughts to “Ukraine Expecting Poor Quality Wheat; Chitin In Insects; + “Cannibal” Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) Inbound: ETA Tomorrow”

  1. Talis Forstmanis

    You provide interesting info, but it is degraded by incorrect use of units of measurement. For example, mt means millitonnes in metric. Also, you often use wrong temperature units. It is  ℃ with a space before the unit.

    1. It depends on who you ask. Google says a mt is:
      What is MT as a unit?
      Megatonne, abbreviated as Mt, is a metric unit equivalent to 1 million (106) tonnes, or 1 billion (109) kilograms
      EURO Stat: Megatonne, abbreviated as Mt,
      It is best to spell-out in the first paragraph what the author is talking about to avoid confusion.

    2. Whokoo

      Hi Cap. I do not have a problem with the shortening of metric ton but I do have a problem with 50% of the time you put your left sock on your right foot.
      It is a sure sign.

  2. Dallas Schneider

    It will be interesting to see if the CME heats up the Sky temp in SW Florida.
    Today’s reading of 38 F is on the cool side indicating Cool Climate Change according to the trend and historical data of one year.
    That is last year in Aug 2021 there were only 4 40F reading, with 5 days of 60F or greater the highest being a 67F on the 21st.
    This year there are already 4 readings in the 30’s, with NO temps in the 60s, the highest being a 56F on the third of the month.
    Last year for Sept it seems to match last years Aug somewhat with 4 readings in the 30s also, a high of 65F on the 2nd & 66 on the 24th. Until 28th Sept 2021 the readings stayed in the higher ranges when a precipitous drop occurred into the 20s down to 22F………..!!!
    Oct 2021 was a mix from 20F lows to 64F high a couple days.

    I look forward to seeing the precipitous drop occurring again.
    Will it happen in Aug this year, or wait until Sept?

  3. Bwana Neusi

    We are having a few problems where the adverts are overlapping the article’s narrative. Would it be possible to keep the adds out of the main text?

    Otherwise we wait to see how the CME will impact us.

    Keep up the good work Cap – Thanks

    1. Yooper

      I have the same problem with Safari but not with Firefox.

    2. RAFO

      Yes, have the same problem with my iPad… adverts overlapping the story text. Overall this web site has more ads popping than any other web site I visit… quite annoying actually. I know it’s not Cap’s fault, but the web site host has flooded this web site with ads.

      1. Cap Allon

        I’ll look into what’s going on.
        I did ask my ad network to set things at ‘low’ — I’ll get onto them.

        1. Ed

          Very few ads if any on Brave 🙂

    3. renevers

      I have the same partial view blackage, with Firefox, The add space is empty and has a cross button to close it but it doesn’t close. It blocks the site partially. I have it on some PC’s while other PC work fine with the same site . I have the same with site of one of my PC’s. All my PC’s are Win 10 or 11.

  4. Anthony

    Well, if France and Italy also have poor quality and smaller amounts on their crops, then add the USA, it could be an interesting October……

  5. Our very human natural aversion towards eating insects is our ancestral memory given that this CHITIN you have told us about is so deadly that it must have killed our ancestors in great numbers. So we must not be lured into eating such disgusting filthy “food”. As animal feed. Yes. But for humans. No.

    1. Debra

      If it’s a ‘filthy’ feed, why would you want animals to eat it? Especially if they are animals, such as cattle, that are slaughtered for food for us.

      1. Deb

        Good point!

        People in Thailand eat bugs every day. My son threw his socks up after seeing a girl in a bar eat a bug, lol!

      2. hermès

        wrong scale . we feed manure to plants so they can take up nutrients and make them usable fir us when we eat their fruits , but we don’t eat manure directly . Same goes fir decomposed granite / azomite . we fed it to wines so we can make better wine but we don’t eat granite directly . Also the terms filthy is not the right one in relation to bugs . “Culturally Inappropriate ” maybe be a better one . At any rate anyone can eat what they think is best fir them . i stick to meat , fish , vegetable , poultry .

        1. Matt Dalby

          Any substance can be shown to cause cancer if force fed to lab animals in a high enough dose. This doesn’t mean that it poses a health risk to people in the amounts that they are likely to consume. Chitin is present in mushrooms and I’ve never seen a health warning on them. If insects were available at a reasonable price I would give them a try, however I expect that the cost will be so high that they’ll only ever be served at suburban dinner parties for middle class eco-worriers, and even if they are better for the planet will make no overall difference as very few people will eat them instead of traditional types of meat.

    2. Yooper

      If you’ve ever had Salt and Pepper Shrimp at a Chinese restaurant you’ve had chitin.

  6. Alan

    Chitin is what trilobites consisted of, if I remember correctly.

  7. Joshua

    From what I have gathered, humans have thrived eating a heavy animal based diet. We ate fruit and honey when it was available. We used tubers and insects as fall back foods when hunting wasn’t meeting the calorie needs. To eat large amounts of plants and/or insects, puts us in survival mode and takes us out of abundance. The elites love the idea of people eating more plants and insects. It will be easier to keep us under their thumb.

    1. Deb

      Why don’t we grind up the bugs and use them for fertilizer? I’d rather eat tomatoes than cockroaches.

      Shut up, Deb! You make too much sense!

  8. Mike

    With Earth’s weakening mag field I Hope we see Aurora’s as far South as Tennessee. BUT that means that Earth is weaker than we know. I hope like hell the Poles don’t flip…that would mean MILLIONS of Humans will die…and than we are back to Cavemen playing with NUKES.

  9. goldminor

    What is with these dumb terms such as cannibal sunspot? Isee a new one at Newsweek called “machine gun” flares. They are getting ridiculous, imo.

  10. Andrew

    According to info obtained by Hal Turner, several vectors of unfortunate events appear headed for an intersection near the end of this month (September). Financial, Political, etc.
    Suggest acting upon Cap’s warnings of near future world events to avoid (as much as possible) being caught in the stampeding herd when the lights go out.
    Peace be with you all.

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