Majority of the countries importing the most food in the world have the potential to become completely food sufficient if they choose to do so.
The United States, being one of the world’s largest economies, imports a total of $133 billion USD worth of food and food products, followed by China at $105.26 billion USD, Germany at $98.90 billion USD, Japan at $68.86 billion USD, the United Kingdom at $66.54 billion USD, the Netherlands at $64.38 billion USD, France at $62.29 billion USD, Italy at $51.34 billion USD, Belgium at $40.87 billion USD, and the Russian Federation at $38.60 billion USD.
Majority of the countries importing the most food in the world have the potential to become completely food sufficient if they choose to do so. Currently, there are no less than 66 countries who are unable to produce their own food due to water and land limitations, which means 16% of the globe’s population relies on imported food sourced from countries abroad.
Compare that to CUBA – which is a said-to-be communist country – and therefore boycotted by the western „democrazies“ – funny enough – CUBA is THE ONLY COUNTRY witha POST-INDUSTRIAL agriculture that WORKS!
They produce 80% of their food themselves – self-reliant. I guess the USA and the IMF wants to change that soon.