Although there are now more than a hundred food processing plants that have been destroyed across the country, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has repeatedly denied "disruptions."
This denial comes despite the fact that while 135 million people faced acute food insecurity before the COVID-19 pandemic, that number has more than doubled to 276 million over the last two years.
It's also despite U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) Chief Economist Arif Husain saying of food shortages around the world, "It's the story that keeps getting from bad to worse" and "When the World Food Programme is setting records, that's not a good thing for the world. And we have been doing that since at least 2021."
In fact, one Associated Press (AP) news release reported that "tens of millions of Americans are already feeling the shortages and price hikes" and that these "alarming trends are expected to continue and worsen in 2023."