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Why Millions Of Potatoes Are Being Thrown Away During The Pandemic | Big Business

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Potato farmers in Idaho and Montana are destroying millions of potatoes. Restaurant closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a glut, and now, billions of pounds of potatoes are stuck in the supply chain. It's caused unprecedented financial losses, food waste, and emotional turmoil for farmers whose livelihood depends on their crops.
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Irish people must be having a stroke right now watching this.

by David Cavale 1 month ago

someones gonna plant something here in 30 years and it's gonna grow 20 feet in the first day because of all the nutrients

by Arman Peirce 1 week ago

they shouldโ€™ve put a sign saying
โ€œfree potatoesโ€

by BRONGOS YOS 3 weeks ago

That is terrible can't you sell them to hog farms pigs eat anything.?

by Charles Schroeder 4 days ago

If only they could send them to Yemen and countries that really need food supplies rather than burying potatoes in the middle of nowhere.

by Sadia Kausar 1 week ago

Just watched a news report on Yemeni children dying of starvation, then this gets recommended.

by Nyaluogo Walter 1 month ago

Meanwhile in venezuela they dont have potatoes so macdonalds uses yucca for french fries

by nicola vespa 1 week ago

a year later why are there millions of spudding potatoes disrupting the soil in montana

by Leeboss10 0 3 weeks ago

That could be a lot of French fries.

by Marco Taylor 2 weeks ago

Homeless people within a 5 mile radius are flocking to that spot right now

by MysticOwlzz 1 day ago

This is such a first-world problem, it's almost irritating. To see food wasted like this when there are millions dying of starvation is maddening.

by Gauri Punja 1 day ago

I see an attempt to make an explanation for this HORRIBLE WASTE!!! But there was a BETTER way to not have the waste in the 1st place. I understand business just fine, but this is HORRIFIC!!! The expense to throw the potatoes away could have been used to deliver them to those in need. Recycle into useful ways. This was a ONE-SIDED way to handle this crisis.

For the Farmers who are trying to find ways to not be wasteful, bless you. I love real Farmers. They are some of the BEST people on the planet. They should be supported and honored, we can't live without them. Solutions need to happen and they need to make sense.

These large MONEY-FIRST industries have no care for the people, animals, or resources they strip dry.

The farmers should have been supported to follow through with solution orientated methods to make use of this resource. Potatoes are one of the most shelf stable vegetables. Potato starch is used in many items, especially gluten free based foods. Nothing justifies a mountain of potatoes miles away from anyone's reach.


by Dr. 100 PurrScent 4 days ago

Send them to Beirut Lebanon, they just lost all their grain.

by Greg Boyington 1 week ago

Take the money that theyโ€™re using on excavators and digging holes to utilize the potatoes and make alcohol. You can make hand sanitizer, vodka, etc. etc.

by David Wheeling 1 week ago

Give me those f**ing potatoes. Iโ€™ll fry, bake, mash, boil, roast, and Iโ€™ll even put them in soup; I know itโ€™s summer but I donโ€™t give a f**

by DonnaTheHag * 1 month ago

So throwing away all that food while people are starving..wtf..

by Come to Power 2 days ago

And so many are starving in this world- this is absolute insanity and disturbing

by Justina Hamilton 6 days ago

Imagine that someday the mountain of potatoes becomes a large tree

by Pleb Plays 1 week ago

Seems like they could have been sent to starving countries...

by Dragon Master 1 week ago

14 year old white girl : why not send it to africa??

by - UnbreakebleCow 1 week ago

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