Only in America: Farmers destroy produce, while food prices soar and thousands rely on food banks for their next meal

Monday, June 1, 2020
By Paul Martin

by: Tracey Watson
Monday, June 01, 2020

Americans are hungry and food prices are soaring, but this is most certainly not because of a shortage of available meat and produce.

In fact, while one-in-four Americans has had to file for unemployment benefits as a result of the pandemic, and cars line up for miles to get to food banks, farmers are plowing under healthy crops, euthanizing animals, destroying fresh produce, smashing eggs and dumping milk.

Meanwhile, governmental organizations are warning that another pandemic is looming on the horizon: global starvation.

How is this even possible? How can people be going to bed hungry while desperate farmers are forced to destroy perfectly good food?

A perfect storm of industry monopolization, low demand and greed

The reasons are complicated, but supply chain issues caused first by panic buying and then by thousands of workers becoming ill with the coronavirus, low demand as people lose their jobs, and decades of industry monopolization, have collided to create the crisis we are now dealing with.

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