Minister of Agriculture: “There are no problems with food security in Greece”

Greece will have no food security or supply chain problems due to Russia’s war with Ukraine, two countries that are the world’s most important grain exporters, the agriculture and food development minister said on Monday.

The increase in grain prices since the start of the Russian invasion has been “breaking” one record after another, and the Minister of Agriculture and Food, George Georgantas, told the Athens-Macedonian news agency amna that “the problem of food sufficiency has arisen around the world due to three factors: the energy crisis, Russian invasion of Ukraine and the consequences of the climate crisis. Factors that, he says, create a significant problem in international markets and, combined with fear of a food problem, lead to sharply increased prices.

He emphasized that “the problem of food sufficiency in Greece is not now and will not be in the near future, and there were no problems in the supply chain both in Greece and in the countries EU“. He added that our country, in cooperation with Greek importers, “opened channels for replenishment from other EU states, as well as from third countries – volumes that we imported in the form of soft wheat and corn from Russia and Ukraine, which are currently in state of war.”

PS The fact that there will be products on store shelves is, of course, good news. The only thing not happy is the price they ask for these products. And many will have to switch to the cheapest ones, which obviously will not add health.

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