Food security is a real issue for more and more Americans across all income brackets. Inflation is causing food prices to continually rise and stubbornly stay elevated. Food security and supply chain disruptions remain a topic many politicians are talking about, but few are providing solid solutions. Funding, policies, aid packages, and other political actions claim they are solutions to the problem, but they don’t appear to be effective yet.
With all the talk about solving our current problems, one issue is being ignored: the current policies in place. These policies are not contributing to greater food affordability, accessibility, or security. If this is the case, then why aren’t our politicians going after the real problem?
Despite What They Are Telling You, Food Prices Are Still Rising
The current inflation issues are significant and are being underplayed by certain political parties. The average consumer food price in the U.S. was up 10.9% in July, which is the highest since May 1979, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unfortunately, according to the Bank of America, this trend will continue throughout the rest of this year.
Our nation currently has people in power who either refuse to acknowledge the inflationary issues or are just oblivious to them due to their financial statuses.