White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, confirmed Monday the Biden administration expects certain parts of the world to suffer a food shortage as an effect of Putin’s Russian invasion of Ukraine. She postulated, “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,”. This information is apparently supported by the New York Times who references both Ukraine and Russia as significant producers of these commodities.
In this interview she stated that shortages were expected to hit Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. However, she added that food shortages were not expected to hit the United States. Does this White House even understand the impact of these particular commodities on food prices?
How does the White House plan to work with global organizations to “do everything we can” to “mitigate” these food shortages? Or for that matter, how do they plan to address the cost of fuel which also impacts food prices. These supposed assurances by Psaki that the United States would not suffer a food shortage are lame at best. Her comments are just another way to head Biden’s critics off as the US deals with the ongoing negative impact of Biden’s puppeteering administration.
Of note is the fact that she left the current administration an out, using their supply chain rhetoric of past months. ”We’re certainly mindful that even if we’re not seeing an impact at this moment, that sometimes supply chain impacts can have a lagging impact.” The American people see right through this ridiculousness. This ploy by the Biden administration to lay blame elsewhere for the havoc that Joe Biden has caused on both the world stage as well as here at home cannot be shifted elsewhere. Sorry Joe, Americans are not buying it.