Biden Says Food Shortages Are Coming

( President Joe Biden warned over the last week that the United States could potentially face major food shortages as a result of sanctions against Russia, and the wider effect of the war in Ukraine.

Speaking at a press conference following a NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium last week, the president admitted that he had discussed the issue of food shortages with his international counterparts and the problem is very real.

“With regard to food shortage, yes we did talk about food shortages, and it’s gonna be real,” he said. “The price of the 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.”

Well, that’s great…

Biden added that Ukraine and Russia have long been the “breadbasket of Europe” for their export of wheat, and said that he had discussed the importance of increasing food production to offset the problems arising in the region.

Here’s the thing: if Biden was talking about Europe, that’s one thing. But will the United States lose access to wheat? Will there be a shortage here? It’s hard to tell.

If Europe starts eating into supplies used by the United States, then potentially, yes. If Europe finds another way to access wheat, or shifts away from wheat during this period of disruption, then no.

What we do know, though, is that President Biden himself believes that the problem of food shortages is “real” and that’s worrying enough.

Maybe the preppers were right all along about this stuff…