On top of the Russian wheat crop failure, this year's US corn crop is also crashing.
(image compares food prices in South Africa, not US)
Yes, but, does Putin believe in global warming?
Putin believes in Putin, period, end of discussion.
Between the forest fires they've endured and this food crisis, I suspect belief in Climate Change is rising in the Soviet Union.
Some of Texas is in the drought area - I did hear that food prices would be going up toward the end of the year.
I have always been frugal, and will have to be more so in the future obviously! I do try and get an extra shampoo, can of whatever, when it's on-sale. I don't 'hoard' at all, but I do like to always have back-ups on-hand, and why not buy it when it's at a good price. Scary for people who have no resources to stretch!
BTW, as food prices are taking off House Republicans are working to further eliminate food stamps.
And their food stamps aren't getting them as much as they need. It is sad. Here in IL you can just see the fields of corn and a LOT of the corn is really small and just not useable.
You see the problem with the corn crop first hand.
Yep, being in Illinois, we are surrounded with corn and soybean fields!
Ohio farmer Bryn Bird says it's not just the drought impacting crops.
"Also, the heat. That's something people are not talking about. We talk about the drought, the lack of water, but the heat, we're in extreme heat. 105, 107 [degree] days—that doesn't happen in our area of Ohio. And corn, and all produce, can only grow during certain temperature ranges."
From Up with Chris Hayes:
"As climate change worsens, the consequences for global food prices could be staggering; and that would have wide-ranging and unpredictable consequences. "A world of food volatility is a world of political volatility," Hayes said.