CNN: Millions of Americans don't have enough to eat


The press around the world continues to write about the onset of the global food crisis. This time, an article about it appeared on CNN Business. The publication notes that “sanctions, import bans, destruction of infrastructure, the refugee crisis, as well as supply chain disruptions caused by the conflict in Ukraine, spur global food prices” and create a risk of shortages, including in the United States itself.


Russia and Ukraine together produce only 6% of the world's cereals, according to the United Nations, but they export as much as 16% of their total share, including wheat, corn, oats and barley. These grains are found in everything from breakfast cereal to bread, pasta and corn syrup, which sweetens drinks. In addition, they serve as livestock feed, which means that the rise in price will also affect segments of protein foods, such as chicken or pork.

- the article says.

The text also indicates that Ukraine produces half of the world's reserves of sunflower oil.
However, the publication also sees difficulties in Russia.

Sanctions not only complicate farming, but also disrupt the logistics of fertilizer production. In addition, the sanctions prohibit certain transactions with the debts of the Russian Agricultural Bank, which supports farmers.

- the article says about the situation already in the Russian Federation.

High food prices in relatively wealthy countries such as the United States could cause consumer spending to fall and therefore negatively affect overall US GDP.

These price spirals will only add to the cost of food for all Americans and exacerbate food insecurity for those households that already spend a significant portion of their income on food. In 2020, spending on food was 10% of total spending for rich households, but up to 15% for the poorest, according to the Bureau of Statistics.

says CNN Business.

A study by US officials shows that as of mid-March, more than 21 million people in the US did not have enough food.

To help those in need in their country, the US government, as noted in the article, could deploy a special program. In addition, there is hope for a good harvest in countries such as India, Brazil, Canada. These powers traditionally export a lot of agricultural products.
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  1. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) April 11 2022 13: 39
    +3
    well, not enough and not enough - they have their own president, their own government. they chose them - this is their way.
    something our writers switched to the regime of the USSR - decaying capitalism is about to collapse, there is no food, no water - the capitalist countries of the country are inhabited by robots ....
    let's better talk about ours - About the Russian .... we can’t get to the villages - Russian Railways canceled the word narrow gauge - like we don’t have them - let people die there at least - and after all, it was possible to repair more than one narrow gauge railway with money stolen in state cuts.
    And in general, I think our articles should begin in a communist way: Despite the depreciation of the dollar and the strengthening of the ruble, in Russia it was possible to avoid falling prices for .... And in some industries, to the evil of the capitalists, the price increase for .... otherwise they took to knock out a tear of joy in fashion as everything is bad there.
  2. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk April 11 2022 13: 41
    +1
    Fitness, algae, reindeer moss...
    To be honest, the problems of the dung population of North America ... Russia does not care.
    How to survive - ask the Komi-Permyaks. There are all sorts of pies. From them, in the presence of flour, quite tasty food is obtained.
  3. yo yo Offline yo yo
    yo yo (Vasya Vasin) April 11 2022 13: 49
    +2
    In the United States, it is customary to get drunk, then the rest is thrown into the trash. There can be no talk of a minimal respect for food.
  4. faiver Offline faiver
    faiver (Andrei) April 11 2022 13: 53
    0
    Not enough money for food? Buy instant noodles in China, it costs a penny, you don’t need to cook, yes, it’s not very tasty, but they won’t starve ...
    1. Pivander Offline Pivander
      Pivander (Alex) April 11 2022 13: 57
      0
      It's expensive to bring noodles from China these days...
      1. faiver Offline faiver
        faiver (Andrei) April 11 2022 15: 35
        0
        fuel expensive? well, you can do it on sails ... wink
    2. General Black Offline General Black
      General Black (Gennady) April 11 2022 14: 09
      +1
      Well, just like in the catchphrase: "No bread, let them eat cakes." laughing
      1. faiver Offline faiver
        faiver (Andrei) April 11 2022 15: 36
        0
        Well, let them eat, I'm against it or something ... wassat
  5. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) April 11 2022 14: 17
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    The text also indicates that Ukraine produces half of the world's reserves of sunflower oil.

    Everything is as usual yes What has the country been brought to? sad
    Agricultural superpower feeding half of the world fellow and a miserable white-column country living from hand to mouth crying

    The world produces 15 tons of sunflower oil per year.
    Ukraine is the largest producer of sunflower oil in the world with a production of 4 tons per year.
    The Russian Federation ranks second in terms of production 4, t.
    Ukraine and the Russian Federation together produce more than 50% of the world's sunflower oil.

    (https://www.atlasbig.com/ru)

  6. Siegfried Online Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) April 11 2022 15: 04
    -1
    Why did the Russian media so quickly forget the Kiev regime's attack on its citizens in Kramatorsk? Because in Russia the information war is still controlled by no one knows who and no one knows how.
    1. faiver Offline faiver
      faiver (Andrei) April 11 2022 15: 37
      +1
      turn on the box, Kramotorsk has not gone away from the news ...
  7. gorskova.ir Offline gorskova.ir
    gorskova.ir (Irina Gorskova) April 11 2022 22: 24
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    At their top, they think globally in only one direction: how to tear Russia apart. Although this has already been stated so many times .... And why won’t they have enough food?, So they are familiar there. They will move into cardboard boxes, they will be fed by "floydylinds". And they will kneel before them.
  8. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 12 2022 09: 17
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    Peremoga.
    In SA, the population is under 400 million, and 5% "did not have enough food," that is, they ate in Alaska without oranges and tangerines. For 15% of expenses from 2 thousand bucks - 300 greenbacks - for 24 thousand rubles.

    And you can go to our store to see how the products have become cheaper, and how our grannies are happy about it...