« Home | Benny Gantz intends to enable a palestinian state » | More accusations surfaced against Chris Noth » | After the Walder fiasco, the Haredi community need... » | Bennett sold out Negev and Galilee » | Prominent UK soap opera turns to dhimmitude » | Texas attorney says trangender genital mutilation ... » | Muslim interloper in France kidnapped and raped 15... » | Haredi author accused of sexual abuse commits suicide » | Jeffrey Epstein's girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell con... » | The fiasco of the French legal system endangers Je... » 

Sunday, January 09, 2022 

Covid19 crisis leads to global potato shortage

The worldwide Corona crisis has led to a shortage of potatoes, certainly from the USA:
Fast food restaurants across the world are experiencing a shortage of french fries.

The United States is one of the top producers of potatoes globally — but lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced U.S. farmers to destroy hundreds of tons of potatoes in 2020, and the supply has not fully recovered. On top of that, supply chain issues have hampered the exports of this year’s crop. These issues have led to fast food chains from Kenya to Japan scaling back on french fry orders or even running out of them.

Japan is the largest overseas market for U.S. potatoes, accounting for $342 million in exports, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Frozen potato products like french fries account for nearly two-thirds of those exports, more than $230 million in exports. Moreover, the United States is the “sole foreign supplier of fresh chipping potatoes in Japan.”
This is a huge mistake to rely solely on one country for potato supply for French fries and other potato-related products. One more reason why it's so atrocious China had to lead to this situation in the first place.

Labels: , , , ,

About me

  • I'm Avi Green
  • From Jerusalem, Israel
  • I was born in Pennsylvania in 1974, and moved to Israel in 1983. I also enjoyed reading a lot of comics when I was young, the first being Fantastic Four. I maintain a strong belief in the public's right to knowledge and accuracy in facts. I like to think of myself as a conservative-style version of Clark Kent. I don't expect to be perfect at the job, but I do my best.
My profile

Archives

Links

    avigreen2002@yahoo.com Beacons page Linktree page All My Links page Gab page Minds page Realtime Website Traffic

      I also contribute to

    • The Astute Bloggers
    • Infidel Bloggers Alliance
    • Which also includes (open menu)

      My other sites

    • The Four Color Media Monitor
    • The Comic Book Discrimination Dossiers
    • Hawkfan
    • The Greatest Thing on Earth!
    • The Outer Observatory
    • Earth's Mightiest Heroines
    • Puzzle Paradise
    • The Co-Stars Primer
    • Cinema Capsule Cavalcade
    • Food Diner
    • News/Opinion sites (open menu)

      Writers and special activity groups (open menu)

      Media Watchdogs (open menu)

      Columnist bloggers (open menu)

      Research on terrorism (open menu)

      Milbloggers (open menu)

      Trackback parties (open menu)

      Trackback tools

    • Wizbang Standalone pinger
    • Search Blogspot
    • Other bloggers: Israel and Asia (open menu)

      Other bloggers: Europe (open menu)

      Other bloggers: American continent (open menu)

      Museum sites (open menu)

      Bloggeries Blog Directory blog directory Politics Blogs
      Politics blog TopOfBlogs Society blog Blog Directory & Search engine blog directory View My Stats
    • W3 Counter stats
    • Click here to see website statistics
    • eXTReMe Tracker
      Locations of visitors to this page  

    This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

    make money online blogger templates

Older Posts Newer Posts

Tel-Chai Nation is powered by Blogspot and Gecko & Fly.
No part of the content or the blog may be reproduced without prior written permission.
Join the Google Adsense program and learn how to make money online.