A portfolio of defensive food stocks could be sustenance in the current market famine, Jim Cramer said on

CNBC's

"Stop Trading!" segment Tuesday.

The way to play it is the

PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage

(PBJ) - Get Report

exchange-traded fund. The ETF has "all the stuff that's been going up," Cramer noted, like

PepsiCo

(PEP) - Get Report

,

General Mills

(GIS) - Get Report

and

Coca-Cola

(KO) - Get Report

.

The stocks are doing well "based on absolutely nothing other than

Federal Reserve

Chairman Ben Bernanke is going to burn down the building to save it," Cramer said. "If you think we're going to have a crash landing," he said, "then you absolutely want to be in PBJ."

He was less sanguine about the

Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR

(XLP) - Get Report

because of its weighting for

Procter & Gamble

(PG) - Get Report

. P&G is "such a dog that it doesn't hunt."

Cramer praised stocks that aren't overly volatile in the current environment. "If you are up 1% because of your 'Generous' Mills, then you're doing a lot better than the guy who just walked down

Rackable

(RACK)

for 15 points."

Cramer lamented the mood in Asia. "I cannot believe how badly those markets are acting," he said. "They act like they have caught the pneumonia from us." He cited

Mitsubishi UFJ

(MTU)

, which hasn't moved, despite an improvement in Japan's banking sector.

Other names that could work are

Zumiez

(ZUMZ) - Get Report

and

J.C. Penney

(JCP) - Get Report

, but finding anything now is like finding "needles not just in a haystack, but in a giant bale-truck of hay."

At the time of publication, Cramer was long Mitsubish UFJ.

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