Report Showing ‘Food Security Risk’ Blames Everything Possible but Biden – Opinion

The world’s food supply is reportedly at risk, with skyrocketing fertilizer prices, disrupted trade patterns due to the Ukraine war, and even the hoarding of commodities by some countries named as root causes. Everything’s at fault but the Biden Administration’s policies.

This has led to food prices rising at an alarming rate around the world, with inflation unprecedented in over 40 years. Bloomberg Reports:

“We’ve got the breadbasket of the world being turned into bread lines,” David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Programme, said at a briefing. The war in Ukraine “is going to devastate the food security situation around the world.”

Bloomberg states that Ukraine is a key supplier of fertilizer to the rest of the world. But, due to war in Ukraine, exports have been slowing down. Axios reported that the prices of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK), rose 17% from January last year and 125 percent respectively from March.

There are other causes behind the price explosion however, as the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) explains:

On the supply side, the most important factor has been the sharp increase in the price of natural gas, used as both feedstock and energy source in the production of ammonia (a base material for N fertilizers) and which accounts for 70%-80% of ammonia production costs…

Similarly, rising prices of coal in China, the main feedstock for ammonia production there, along with a phasing out of inefficient production capacity, have also led to reduced production, contributing to rising global fertilizer prices as well…

The Ukraine conflict, the economic sanctions it triggered, and disruptions in the Black Sea trading routes have all further increased trade costs and uncertainty about Russian and Belarus exports—a particular problem for the international fertilizer trade.

As Kira Davis, our correspondent, reported that the United States has a serious shortage of baby formula. The reasons are simple, she explained: “The scarcity is a combination of supply chain issues and recalls.”


A new Datasembly analysis shows that 40% of top-selling infant formula products in the U.S. were out of stock by the end of April 24th. This was based on data from Datasembly which followed baby formula stocks at over 11,000 retailers. The national out-of-stock level jumped 9 percentage points to 31% from April 3 to April 24. That’s up sharply from 11% in November.

Baby formula prices have risen 18% in the past year. Walgreens and CVS Health as well as Target, which imposed limits on baby product purchases, announced that they will be increasing their price. Did you know that toilet paper will be available for purchase in 2020?


Sixteen states in the United States had more than half of their formula out of stock by April end. Datasembly reports that parents in North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa are facing severe shortages between 50% and 51%. Missouri, Texas and Tennessee have out-of stock levels that are higher (52%-53% respectively), 53% (53% (53%) and 44% (54%). In 26 other states, however, the out-of-stock levels of baby formula products ranged from 40% to 50%.

Fires at food processing plants are another potential threat to food supply chains. The mainstream media’s only reporting on the subject appears to be calling anyone who mentions them conspiracy theorists, but others aren’t so sure, including this guest who appeared April 22 on “Tucker Carlson Tonight”:

This administration is causing food insecurity to worsen before it gets better. While richer nations will see higher prices for food, poorer countries could experience malnutrition or starvation. You can start to grow vegetables in your garden and maybe even a few cows.

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