DISINFO: The Government and the Corporations in the US are creating food riots in Europe
  • Outlet: RIA (archived)*
  • Date of publication: September 01, 2021
  • Article language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 259
  • Countries / regions discussed: Russia, EU, UK, US
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DISINFO: The Government and the Corporations in the US are creating food riots in Europe


The largest English supermarket chains har warned their customers that there will be a shortage of produce and that Christmas delicacies will not be on sale. Problems with the delivery of milk, beef, chicken and coffee is drowning European countries and the US. One produce after the other disappears from the shelves; only to reappear at astronomical prices.


The food shortage in the West has all the elements of a manufactured crises. The issues with delivery of meat in the US last spring is an example: this was connected to the fact that the authorities sent all abattoir workers home, using the coronavirus as pretext. Farmers were forced to destroy livestock and chicken. Meat disappeared from the supermarkets.


The destruction of the global logistical networks is beneficial, not only for the American corporations, but also for the American government. A induced deficit and a subsequent price hike on food stuff, hunger riots - all are elements of classical methods to create "controlled chaos" in different countries.


This is a conspiracy theory spread by a Russian state-owned outlet to discredit the West in general, claiming a scheme to raise prices on food stuff in the West, in order to create hunger riots.

In reality, there are no food shortages in the West. It is true that there were some minor problems with milkshakes in the UK due to shortages in drivers as a result of Brexit.

Read more disinformation cases (here and here) about alleged food shortages in Europe.


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