Why are farmed goods spoiling while there are hungry people and rising food prices in America ?

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  • 4 months ago
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    IDK. Start a farm, raise crops and sell them at a loss or give them away to the hungry. You'll be part of the solution. 

  • 4 months ago

    There was a fair amount of this occurring at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis in the US. This was because we went from a stable situation where 1/2 of meals were eaten at home, and 1/2 away from home (restaurants, schools, institutions). The sudden shift and loss of foodservice markets caused a lot of problems.

    But that's been largely resolved as of this point, and there's a lot less farm produce spoiling.

    Regarding hunger in America - that's been an issue for a long time, and continues today. The massive job losses across the country are contributing. 

    Some food prices are rising - most of that is because of processing bottlenecks in the supply chain - things like slaughterhouses and meatpacking facilities are struggling to operate at full capacity due to COVID. 

  • 4 months ago

    Because rising food prices are good for the people that sell the food.

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