Biden Warns About ‘Real’ Food Shortages Amid Already-Record Inflation And Gas Prices

President Biden warned Thursday that food shortages are “going to be real” as a result of sanctions his administration has placed on Russia in response to the Ukraine invasion.

One reporter asked the President if he had spoken to world leaders about the possibility of food shortages at NATO’s summit in Brussels.

“With regard to food shortage, yes, we did talk about food shortages,” Biden replied. “And — and it’s going to be real.”

Perhaps refreshingly, Biden admitted that the U.S. sanctions don’t just harm Russia, but ironically harm America as well: “The price of these sanctions is not just imposed upon Russia, it’s imposed upon an awful lot of countries as well, including European countries and our country as well,” he continued.

Biden described Ukraine and Russia as “the breadbasket of Europe in terms of wheat” and insisted there is a need to “increase and disseminate” food production.

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Gas Prices, Inflation – Now Food Shortages

It is almost unnerving to think about how serious the possibility of food shortages might be, considering that President Biden will talk openly about the issue instead of merely saying it is okay.

A food crisis is just what the American people need as they currently deal with skyrocketing gas prices and historic levels of inflation in the era of “Build Back Better.”

The Political Insider published a column this week that shows how much inflation is outpacing wage growths in the United States.

President Biden assured that he had spoken with European countries and advised them to “end trade restrictions on … limitations on sending food abroad.”

“We are in the process of working out, with our European friends, what it would be — what it would take to help alleviate the concerns relative to food shortages,” he added.

Allay your concerns. His past success in handling supply chain, inflation, gas crises and other issues was a testament to his ability.

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Eating Lentils … If They’re Available

The President has his usual excuse to blame Putin or the Russian invasion for food insecurity.

You may also recall that Biden criticized supply-chain shortages prior to the outbreak of the pandemic under President Donald Trump as a crisis in leadership.

“We don’t have a food shortage problem — we have a leadership problem,” then-candidate Biden said at a virtual town hall in May of 2020.

Perhaps it is ironic that Bloomberg News has a report about food insecurity under Biden.

This is especially true when you consider that they recently published an opinion column that advised Americans how to deal with rising prices caused by inflation.

American citizens should take public transportation instead of their cars, change their diet from meat to vegetable, and consider giving their pets chemotherapy.

With potential food shortages, the diet portion has a new meaning.

The column suggests Americans change their diet and “consume plants directly” instead of eating meat, specifically suggesting “lentils and beans.”

Not only will you be eating lentils and beans under President Biden, you’ll be thankful to even see them on the shelves when you’re in the store.

Is it any wonder the American Psychological Association (APA) reported recently that Americans are experiencing “alarming” and “unprecedented” levels of stress?

“87 percent of those surveyed cited rising costs of everyday items, such as groceries and gas, as a significant source of stress,” the APA wrote.

Biden’s admission that food shortages are a real concern comes the same week White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters there was nothing to worry about regarding supply.

“While we’re not expecting a food shortage here at home, we do anticipate that higher energy, fertilizer, wheat, and corn prices could impact the price of growing and purchasing critical fuel supply, food supplies for countries around the world,” Psaki said.