Bloomberg columnist Little describes hunger as an enduring reality of the United States
MOSCOW, June 25 – RIA Novosti. The rising wave of hunger in the USA is not a temporary problem, but a permanent reality. This view is contained in an article for Bloomberg. expression columnist Amanda Little.
As the economic situation worsens, more and more people find it harder to provide food for their families. “Last year, one in six Americans relied on food banks for survival—53 million compared to 40 million before the pandemic. Now that the pandemic has subsided, the number of hungry Americans is rising again. Food prices are up 12% year over year, the sharpest increase since 1979. ‘ he writes.
At the same time, the author notes, financial instability, disruptions in supply chains and a decrease in grain imports will continue for the foreseeable future.
Still, Little writes that many conservative lawmakers in the United States still view hunger as a purely individual problem that the government doesn’t have to fix. “The search for immediate and long-term solutions must become a moral imperative that transcends party boundaries.”
The UN has repeatedly voiced the threat of a food crisis due to grain shortages, Western accused Russia of blocking the supply of Ukrainian grain to world markets, Moscow categorically denied such accusations. At the same time, the Kyiv authorities themselves created many obstacles to the export of grain for export: in addition to the grain arson that arose in the port of Mariupol, Ukrainian troops were engaged in mining in the Black Sea, which did not allow grain to be extracted. are transported to world markets by ships. Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that there are no problems with the export of grain from Ukraine, and the official Moscow does not interfere in this. He said that if Ukraine clears the ports of mines, ships carrying grain will be able to leave without any problems.
Presidential Press Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with RIA Novosti earlier that the USA and the European Union, which made a mistake by imposing fertilizer sanctions against Russia, should think about the response to the millions of starving people that may arise. And according to Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk, the economic war against Russia did not go according to the plan of those who released it. Speaking about the consequences of the sanctions, Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia, said that the sanctions will lead to a full-fledged international food crisis with the possibility of starvation in individual countries.
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