Food Shortages Spike as Supply Chain Crumbles under Biden
Exploding costs have also impacted the ability of suppliers to meet the demands
Food shortages are spiking across the United States as Joe Biden struggles to resolve the supply chain crisis.
CEO and founder of Saffron Road, a producer of frozen and shelf-stable meals, Adnan Durrani told the Seattle Times:
“People are hoarding [food]."
“What I think you’ll see over the next six months, all prices will go higher.”
Food costs have soared since 2020, with meats, poultry, fish, and eggs increasing by 10.5 percent.
The exploding costs have also impacted the ability of suppliers to meet the demands.
Durrani also warned he is “keeping about four months’ supply on hand instead of the typical one or two months.”
Last week, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg claimed the current supply chain crisis in the U.S is because Biden “successfully brought this economy out of the teeth of the recession."
Buttigieg said the supply chain issues show that “the demand is there, which is great news."
"It represents a policy success. Now we’ve got to make sure the supply chains are there to support it," he said.
Biden himself seemed oblivious to the crisis after he touted 'economic recovery' despite 4.3 million workers quitting their jobs, soaring inflation, and empty shelves.
Frustrated shoppers took to Twitter to blast Joe Biden as the hashtag #EmptyShelvesJoe began trending.
“Just went food shopping…again…thanks #EmptyShelvesJoe I really love having to go every day now in order to find what used to take one trip,” one account wrote, along with a photo of near-vacant shelves at a grocery store.
Just went food shopping...again...thanks #EmptyShelvesJoe I really love having to go every day now in order to find what used to take one trip. pic.twitter.com/q7eZtRPTUT— Laurie (@WaltsPrincesss) October 14, 2021
Earleir this month, Biden acknowledged the concerns, asking:
“With the holidays coming up, you might be wondering if gifts you plan to buy will arrive on time?”
Buttigieg warned that the current supply chain crisis “will continue into next year.”
“Certainly, a lot of the challenges that we have been experiencing this year will continue into next year."
"But there are both short-term and long-term steps that we can take to do something about it. Part of what’s happening isn’t just the supply side."