Author Amanda Little, in an article published by Bloomberg, said that the escalating wave of hunger in the United States is not a temporary problem, but a permanent reality.
According to the report agency, With the deteriorating economic situation, more and more people are finding it increasingly difficult to provide food for their families. Last year, one in six Americans relied on food banks to survive, and now that the pandemic has begun to subside, the number of hungry Americans is rising again. Food prices jumped 12% year-over-year this year, the biggest increase since 1979.
At the same time, the author of the post points to continued financial instability, disruptions in supply chains and a reduction in grain imports for the foreseeable future.
“In the US, many conservative lawmakers still view hunger as a purely individual problem, and the government is not obliged to solve it,” adds Little.
Little concludes that “the search for immediate and long-term solutions must become a moral imperative that transcends parties.”
The UN has repeatedly stated the threat of a food crisis due to a shortage of grain, and the West accused Russia of obstructing the supply of Ukrainian grain to world markets, which Moscow categorically rejected.
In turn, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that there are no problems with the export of grain from Ukraine, and that Moscow does not interfere in this. He noted that if Ukraine clears the ports of the mines it has laid, then ships with grain will be able to leave without problems.
Source: RIA Novosti