Looming food shortages? Probably not in the U.S. (Politifact)
There’s been a wave of social media posts recently warning of a looming food shortage in the U.S.. Some take the conspiratorial path.
“They aren’t predicting food shortages, they are planning them,” said an April 3 claim on Facebook. Another points to a clip of President Joe Biden speaking and falsely claims it as proof of the same.
Other posts, such as one from commentator Dan Bongino, are more analytical. Bongino warned of what lies ahead when disruptions from the war in Ukraine collide with already rising food prices.
“A devastating food crisis is coming, ladies and gentlemen, and you darn well better be prepared,” Bongino said April 12.