Biden administration member said that “catastrophic” food and fertilizer shortages caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine are a great opportunity to implement left-wing policies.
Samantha Power, the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, made the comments during an interview with “This Week” on Sunday.
“We’re seeing global food shortages all around the world,” said anchor George Stephanopoulos, “as the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, what more can be done to address those shortages?”
“Thank you for posing that question, it is just another catastrophic effect of Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, I mean as if the harms in Ukraine weren’t enough, you have countries like in subsaharan Africa and the Middle East who get maybe eighty, ninety percent of their wheat or their grain, overall, from Russia and Ukraine, and you see massive spikes in food prices,” said Power.
“Food prices, right now George, globally are up 34% from where they were a year ago, aided substantially, again, by this invasion,” she added.
Power said they were working to increase food production from farmers, but also wanted to use the opp…