Although there are now more than a hundred food processing plants that have been destroyed across the country, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has repeatedly denied “disruptions.”
This denial comes despite the fact that while 135 million people faced acute food insecurity before the COVID-19 pandemic, that number has more than doubled to 276 million over the last two years.
It’s also despite U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) Chief Economist Arif Husain saying of food shortages around the world, “It’s the story that keeps getting from bad to worse” and “When the World Food Programme is setting records, that’s not a good thing for the world. And we have been doing that since at least 2021.”
In fact, one Associated Press (AP) news release reported that “tens of millions of Americans are already feeling the shortages and price hikes” and that these “alarming trends are expected to continue and worsen in 2023.”
And Quartz recently reported how a “recent survey from the Food Industry Association (FMI), a trade organization that represents food retailers and wholesalers, found that 70% of retailers said supply chain disruptions are negatively impacting their business, up from 42% the year before.”
“There are currently no nationwide shortages of food,” the department’s website nevertheless reads, “although in some cases the inventory of certain foods at your grocery store might be temporarily low before stores can restock.” “There are currently no wide-spread disruptions reported in the supply chain,” the agency reiterated.
The Department of Agriculture holds its position notwithstanding Joe Biden’s own warnings (here) of future food shortages.
An interactive map of each destroyed facility’s location can be found here.
LIST OF DESTROYED U.S. FOOD PROCESSING FACILITIES:
The Gateway Pundit provided the following list of destroyed American food manufacturing sites: