Biden On Food Shortages: ‘It’s Going to Be Real’
Joe Biden, known by the moniker “Sleepy Joe” in some circles, warned that Russia’s war with Ukraine will likely cause food shortages around the world as both countries are major exporters of wheat.
“It’s going to be real. The price of these sanctions is not just imposed upon Russia; it’s imposed upon an awful lot of countries as well, including European countries and our country as well,” Biden said in remarks to reporters in Brussels Wednesday. “Both Russia and Ukraine have been the breadbasket of Europe in terms of wheat, for example — just to give you one example.”
Biden also reportedly raised ideas that the United States and Canada may increase exports in an effort to counter upcoming food shortages.
“We had a long discussion in the G-7 with both the United States, which has a significant — the third largest producer of wheat in the world, as well as Canada, which is also a major, major producer. And we both talked about how we could increase and disseminate more rapidly food shortages,” Biden said.
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Biden’s warnings of food shortages come after White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated earlier this week that the United States of America in particular is not expecting a food shortages that affect its citizens.
“While we’re not expecting a food shortage here at home, we do anticipate that higher energy, fertilizer, wheat, and corn prices could impact the price of growing and purchasing critical . . . food supplies for countries around the world,” Psaki told reporters.
Biden has been facing exceptionally low approval ratings following what many consider to be a disastrous presidency. Recent polls show a majority of American voters (53 percent) assigning responsibility to Joe Biden for a poor economy. It gets worse for the senile White House occupant; a whopping 67 percent of Americans lay blame on Biden for current record-high gas prices.