World War 3 fears skyrocket as country stockpiles food in preparation for ‘unthinkable’ event

Norway is gearing up for potential global turmoil by reinstating its grain stockpiles, with an eye on the possibility of World War 3. The move has been spurred by recent global events such as the pandemic, climate change concerns, and Russia’s recent warnings.

The Norwegian government has inked a deal with four private firms to stash away 30,000 tonnes of grain over the next two years, as per SFGate’s report, amid claims WW3 could break out “within months“.


Trygve Slagsvold Vedum, the country’s finance minister, emphasised the importance of this step reports the Daily Star. He said: “There should be an extra level of security in the event of major disruptions in the international trade systems or failure of national production. This is an important part of the government’s work to strengthen national preparedness.”

The plan involves using existing facilities owned by the contracted companies to store the wheat, with three companies committed to holding at least 15,000 tonnes this year. While the Norwegian government allows these companies to invest in new storage spaces and choose their locations, they must ensure that the grain is accessible to the state when necessary.

Norway is planning to stockpile around 82,500 tonnes of grain by 2029, enough to feed its 5.6 million citizens for three months in case of a crisis. This move comes amidst increasing fears of World War 3 following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022.


While the specifics of this assistance remain unclear, Putin described it as an effort to “bid to expand their economic and military cooperation and cement a united front against the US”, promising “mutual assistance” in the event of aggression against either party.

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