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Biden Is to Blame for the World's Food Shortage Crisis and High Prices (Guest: Daren Bakst)

April 21, 2022

There’s a food shortage crisis across the globe. In the U.S., food prices are hitting record highs and still climbing. Biden’s anti-fossil fuel and anti-trade policies are largely to blame.

Food prices were rising fast in the United States before Russia launched its war in the Ukraine, but the war has exasperated the food shortage problem. People in developing countries are going hungry and shoppers in the U.S. are seeing empty shelves and higher prices. Daren Bakst of the Heritage Foundation explains that the Biden administration's climate and energy policies are at fault. They are making it harder and more expensive for farmers to farm and to get food from fields to shelves. Biden claims to care about the poor, but his policies are making their lives harder by bringing hunger into the U.S.

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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is the Director of the Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org
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Daren Bakst is the Research Fellow in Agricultural Policy at the Heritage Foundation and policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.
daren.bakst@heritage.org @darenbakst