CEO of Goya Foods Speaks Out Concerning Biden's War on Fossil Fuels. Might We Starve?

Policies leading to a war on fossil fuel as well as the Russian invasion of Ukraine will contribute to a food crisis, according to Robert Unanue, President and CEO of Goya Foods. “We are on the precipice of food shortage.”

‘We Are on the Precipice of a Food Shortage’: Goya CEO on Looming Food Crisis

By Ella Kietlinska and Joshua Philipp
 
May 15, 2022 Updated: May 16, 2022
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Policies leading to a war on fossil fuel as well as the Russian invasion of Ukraine will contribute to a food crisis, according to Robert Unanue, President and CEO of Goya Foods. “We are on the precipice of food shortage.”

Russia and Ukraine together produce half of the fertilizer used in the United States and fertilizer prices have quadrupled, Unanue said on EpochTV’s “Crossroads” program.

However, the fourfold surge in fertilizer prices will affect African and European countries more severely than the United States because the latter is currently more independent with regard to food, Unanue said, with the big problem being that it’s planting season in southeastern Ukraine and people are fighting a war.

“There’s two and a half million acres of sunflowers to be planted,” he said. Farmers there will be planting less and yielding less, because of the rising costs and the lack of good yield. “It’s going to send food prices spiraling.”

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A combine harvester gathers wheat in a field near the village of Hrebeni in Kyiv region, Ukraine, on July 17, 2020. (Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Both Ukraine and Russia are major producers of the world’s wheat and corn. Together, they account for about 29 percent of global wheat exports, 19 percent of global corn supply, and 80 percent of global sunflower oil exports.

Moreover, the irrigation systems in southeastern Ukraine have been bombed and ports have been cut off, Unanue noted. Mariupol, a port on the Azov Sea, has already been cut off, and Odesa, a Black Sea port, is the next target, he added. “That will landlock Ukraine and prevent them from exporting.”

The biggest component of food cost is transportation, so the current war on fossil fuels has made the United States no longer oil independent.

“Shipping in a pipeline is free,” he said. “But when you put it on a ship, with rates 10 times where they were two years ago, we are buying oil at retail.”

Nitrogen-based fertilizers are made from natural gas, so the war on fossil fuels and energy independence also impacts the cost of fertilizers, Unanue said.

The CEO gave an example of coconut water, which his company imports from Thailand in bulk, to illustrate the impact of the surge in transportation costs.

A case of coconut water used to cost $1.44, but now the cost per case has increased to $15 due to rising transportation expenditure, he said. “That’s an inflation, a tenfold inflation.”

Goya’s Humanitarian Mission

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This illustration photo taken on July 11, 2020, shows a selection of Goya food products in a Los Angeles supermarket. (Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images)

Goya has embarked on a mission to provide humanitarian and spiritual aid to Ukrainian refugees in Poland. The company partnered with organizations and individuals such as the Knights of Columbus of Poland, Global Empowerment Mission (GEM), and ex-U.S. green berets who will distribute food donated by Goya from its European facility as well as rosaries donated by Americans, Unanue said.

He said the ex-green berets are very courageous men, having gone into 40 cities in Ukraine with food and medicine.

“We’re there with nourishing the body, but we also want to nourish the soul,” he said of the company’s creed.

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Comment by Donna Amrita Davidge on May 16, 2022 at 8:08pm
Wow quite an amazing story
Comment by Penny Gray on May 16, 2022 at 6:33pm

I like Goya, always buy their beans.  I'll buy more of them now.  Good ethical company with a big heart. Thanks for the download link, Willem Post.

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Click to download the video to watch the details of just how 2000 Dem/Prog operators, aka "MULES", were used to pick up PREPARED ballots at Dem/Prog ballot preparation centers, and deliver them, around the clock, to various DROP BOXES, that had video cameras far enough away, so no one could make much details.
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It is well-known, telemarketers purchase lists of names of people who buy certain goods, such as certain types of clothes, and sell the lists to other companies who sell similar clothes, who then send THEIR catalogs to YOUR house.
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In a similar manner, your mobile phone movements are automatically tracked IN-REAL-TIME, so, for example, ads of neighborhood stores, suited to YOUR buying preferences, can be shown on your mobile phone, as you drive by.
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Telemarketers, or anybody, can purchase mobile phone PINGS of each person's mobile phone, which provides detailed information where YOUR phone, or many thousands of phones, went over a chosen period of time,
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It was found, after some analysis:
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MULES payed multiple visits to multiple ballot preparation centers, and multiple visits to drop boxes, on the same day.
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MULES, per drop box videos, took photos of the ballots, before dropping them, so they would have proof, and get paid $20/ballot.
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Elections in Europe
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In Germany, 85 million people, and France 75 million people, there are 
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No drop boxes
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A passport, which has the same bio information, can be used instead of an identity card
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The count takes about 2 to 3 days to complete, as was demonstrated in Franc a few weeks ago.

 

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