World Economic Forum Suggests Americans Should Starve – Export Food to Other Countries Instead
Speaking at the World Economic Forum about the “dire” global food shortages we have already begun witnessing, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said that the United States has an abundance of food and should export it to other countries to help out.
This comes days after President Biden and other leaders have warned that global food shortages will begin having an effect on America shortly. More and more store shelves will be empty and prices will rise dramatically on the items and food products we do get.
Supply chain disruptions caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict have had a cascading effect felt by a number of countries across the globe.
The two countries combined produce roughly 12% of the world’s calories, as well as 30% of the world’s traded wheat.
The United Nations warned as early as March that Ukraine’s ability to “harvest crops, plant new ones or sustain livestock production” is in jeopardy due to the conflict.
Sitting down for an interview with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo, Georgieva reaffirmed that the situation as “indeed very dire,” and called on Americans to go without to fix it.
“Before the war, already there were parts of the world where agricultural productivity dropped as a result of weather events, the Horn of Africa, but also India, which could modestly put some export for the world if that didn’t happen,” she explained.
She continued, “The war, of course, is horrific in this environment. The fact that Russia has blocked the export of grain from Ukraine translates into hunger and yes, potentially famine in Africa … in parts of the Middle East.”
She then recommended “openness in exports of food,” refraining from “food restrictions,” and not buying “more food than you need for your own country,” as well as the United States increasing agricultural output for the rest of the world.
However, the United States under Biden has been victimized by its own set of shortages – most notably the recent baby formula crisis which has even forced a wave of babies to be hospitalized and fed intravenously.
President Biden’s supposed solution for the formula shortage is something known as “Operation Fly Formula,” through which the military is importing the product from Europe.
“Folks, I’m excited to tell you that the first flight from Operation Fly Formula is loaded up with more than 70,000 pounds of infant formula and about to land in Indiana,” Biden tweeted. “Our team is working around the clock to get safe formula to everyone who needs it.”
The situation has become so dire, in fact, that the first load will go straight to hospitals, doctors, home health care facilities, and pharmacies in regions with the most serious needs.
Many of these retailers have imposed limits on formula purchases such that mothers cannot stock up even when it becomes available. Most brands are also sold out online or are being offered by third-party sellers for exorbitant prices.
The U.S. can expect to face more shortages like this, especially if Biden caves and increases exports or critical agricultural products which could leave Americans hungry.