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

Business Insider
Vues 1 124 996
96% 10 807 443

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.
Why 1 Million Pigs A Week Could Have Been Euthanized Even During A Meat Shortage | Big Business
How Restaurants Make 800,000 Meals (And Counting) For Frontline Workers | Big Business
How The World's Largest Cruise Ship Makes 30,000 Meals Every Day
#Potato #Agriculture #BusinessInsider

Business Insider tells you all you need to know about business, finance, tech, retail, and more.

Visit us at:
BI on Facebook:
BI on Instagram:
BI on Twitter:
BI on Amazon Prime:
Why Millions Of Potatoes Are Being Thrown Away During The Pandemic | Big Business



28 juin 2020




Charger le lien.....

Ajouter à:

Ma playlist
À regarder plus tard
Commentaires 80
Sheyka Logan
Sheyka Logan Il y a 8 minutes
Couldn't they have given it away or something? There are so many people in America hungry right now 😣😣😣
Chandra Bala
Chandra Bala Il y a 19 minutes
make vodka from those potates and sell as sanitizer
Real Talk
Real Talk Il y a 36 minutes
Donate the potatoes to 3rd world countries...
Anthony Turnini
Anthony Turnini Il y a 54 minutes
Ways to overcome this is to use it as animal feed, donate it to homeless, the hungry, and put it to good use. What a waste!
Kirill lastname
Kirill lastname Il y a heure
Technoblade intensifies
manny flores
manny flores Il y a heure
They're destroying the food chains and middle class... what is in the works in reality?
working2Bselfsufficient Il y a 2 heures
Just make potato chips and donate rest to some third world and just charge them shipping and cover your costs and it's a win win for temp solution until supply chain is fixed.
Vinaya ROCKS
Vinaya ROCKS Il y a 2 heures
You can make a lot of bio gas with that potato and sell it or store and use it.. it will cost less then what it will cost for you to hire big machines to dig and discard them..
ZERK Il y a 2 heures
My Irish family are turning in their graves over this.
Clark Richards
Clark Richards Il y a 2 heures
Cut out the stupid middle man and sell direct to the citizens.
Saeed Al Obeidli
Saeed Al Obeidli Il y a 2 heures
They could’ve made good decision by sending food to starving and poor countries. These videos makes my blood boil
Jake Mccain
Jake Mccain Il y a 3 heures
Let me save you some time, it’s because no one is buying it
Flyte Il y a 3 heures
bruh give them to me I'll eat them and sell like 3 potatoes that are left
Uvaldo Palomares
Uvaldo Palomares Il y a 3 heures
This is literally straight out of Grapes of Wrath
joey .k
joey .k Il y a 3 heures
The government needs to bail out all these farmers and everyone that's been horribly affected by the coronavirus because this will cause an even worse economic crisis in a few years
Scalamaster Electros
Scalamaster Electros Il y a 3 heures
Why sosaety is so stupied
Frankie Teague
Frankie Teague Il y a 4 heures
Bout time to do another farm aide, somebody call Willie.
D-Bomb Il y a 4 heures
Put them on trains and planes, and just maybe a few less people will die of famine.
Parvez E
Parvez E Il y a 5 heures
Simple send it to poor and needy people... trust me nothing is wasted in this world... it's just your choice
gijrij asdas
gijrij asdas Il y a 6 heures
Why they not donate the potato?
Mauricio Merida
Mauricio Merida Il y a 6 heures
They couldn't donate it? Wow, tvey couldn't even give it away
Sangi- jirel
Sangi- jirel Il y a 6 heures
Besides dumping the potatoes why they don't used for different purposes or better donate to those who need......
Mohammed Abubaker
Mohammed Abubaker Il y a 6 heures
It could have easily been sent to 3rd world countries as a donation.
MJ Heart
MJ Heart Il y a 6 heures
Give it to the people who dont have food to eat
Rishabh Gupta
Rishabh Gupta Il y a 7 heures
He could have gave the potatoes to the needy people. The people who don't get even one meal a day. Its so selfish. 😨😨😠👎
Christopher May
Christopher May Il y a 7 heures
True American's my God bless them
Nara Praja
Nara Praja Il y a 7 heures
Just send to poor people please
Christopher May
Christopher May Il y a 7 heures
God please for give us 🙏
Mozun Il y a 7 heures
Wait so my iq dropped by 50 so the farmers throw it all away just because they ran out of customers? dont give a middle finger in the comments, im not even half in the video
Choxolet yo
Choxolet yo Il y a 8 heures
Ay yo isnt this the scene from toy story 3?
Kweku 7123
Kweku 7123 Il y a 8 heures
What a monumental waste of food! People are losing their jobs left right and centre and would be more than grateful to put food on the table! Smh
md shahbuddin
md shahbuddin Il y a 8 heures
Use this potatoes to make ethanol fuel by turning starch into alcohol
lucky saikumar
lucky saikumar Il y a 8 heures
Why cant you donate it to Food shortage countries?
Lonnie Freeman
Lonnie Freeman Il y a 8 heures
Its going back to the earth, good
Naureen Shaukat
Naureen Shaukat Il y a 8 heures
Can they not distribute it in need y people all around the world.. Or at least in thier own country
certified babey
certified babey Il y a 9 heures
gacha kids who are watching this rn must be having a seizure 💀💀💀
elegy slp
elegy slp Il y a 9 heures
Imagine the irony of spending money to destroy your crop.
Testing Vance
Testing Vance Il y a 9 heures
People are too busy eating toilet papers, who needs potatoes
Ramli Yau
Ramli Yau Il y a 9 heures
This is when the endless bag of potatoes was created (an scp)
D. F.
D. F. Il y a 10 heures
Why, why why?
Trần Minh Hoàng
Trần Minh Hoàng Il y a 10 heures
America is insanely rich. We are so poor from vietnam :))
Ruben Mathew
Ruben Mathew Il y a 10 heures
French fries and potato chips down the drain
Zyx Il y a 11 heures
*cries in jacksepticeye*
nick p
nick p Il y a 11 heures
I feel so bad in my country potatoes are quite expensive i wish i could do to poor who can't afford it seriously this world is weird
jak !
jak ! Il y a 11 heures
y'all really arguing in the comments over potatos
Ahoosi Foou
Ahoosi Foou Il y a 12 heures
people who died from starvation are turning in their graves. all the wasted food.
Son Goku Ultra Instinct
Son Goku Ultra Instinct Il y a 13 heures
Here in Holland they give them away for Free with that same reason 🙈😂
subhrajit dey
subhrajit dey Il y a 14 heures
American capitalism
Logi Cal
Logi Cal Il y a 14 heures
Why are you telling the World this?? In what way is the planet going to endorse America if your throwing away 100's of tons of food. I'm sure you could have dumped this in some Country that needs it. Unbelievable.
LAV Einhart
LAV Einhart Il y a 14 heures
Give it to me
Renee Gaspar
Renee Gaspar Il y a 14 heures
Watch until the end.
TLK Krispy
TLK Krispy Il y a 14 heures
I thought you were talking about my computer
Cry Baby
Cry Baby Il y a 15 heures
Thank you, farmers, for voting for Trump. The president is doing a great job handling covid19. So much winning. Thank you.
lucq Il y a 15 heures
It's crazy how important and powerful the economic system has become So many Industries are throwing vegetables, fruits, and meat away. Which were grown costly, financial and ecological wise. "It would disrupt he economic value of the potato". It's disgusting that we don't look at the humanitarian gain anymore. Instead we look only at economic gain.
1 to 10
1 to 10 Il y a 15 heures
"Hey lets throw these potatoes instead of fixing world hunger"
Nakuul Puniyani
Nakuul Puniyani Il y a 16 heures
God bless farmers
Samuel Crisolo
Samuel Crisolo Il y a 16 heures
Jeez, that's a lot of potatoes. World hunger solve.
Hippo Shark
Hippo Shark Il y a 16 heures
Probably just me, but I kinda wanna swim in those piles of potatoes....
Hussain Sarwar
Hussain Sarwar Il y a 16 heures
could've sent to countries with no food. like syria.... people are dying of hunger over there 💔
Kagiso Monama
Kagiso Monama Il y a 16 heures
In America, it seems, people would rather throw food away than give them to the poor. The land of Capitalism
people around the world had nothing to eat yet they just throw it away humanity is dying
people around the world had nothing to eat yet they just throw it away humanity is dying
Ponce Pg
Ponce Pg Il y a 17 heures
Don’t throw them away Give them away
Raymond Raphael
Raymond Raphael Il y a 17 heures
No wonder Malaysia remove wedges from kfc 😢
danik TheGreat
danik TheGreat Il y a 17 heures
Stupid politics ruin everything
Adithya Subramanyam Kasinadhuni
Destroyed! Distributing freely also needs heart 💓
Roman J
Roman J Il y a 18 heures
*sad ruski noises*
rizwan shahzad
rizwan shahzad Il y a 19 heures
Give to poor n hungry people!!!!!!!
Najier Patel
Najier Patel Il y a 20 heures
Soo much vodka T___T
Sad-boi Selina ÙwÚ
Sad-boi Selina ÙwÚ Il y a 20 heures
*Communist sad sounds*
The Epic Smile
The Epic Smile Il y a 21 heure
Cmon this is waste i barely have potatoes here because of covid
RealWords14k Il y a 22 heures
Shut up y’all been rich
Harakah Il y a 22 heures
Why not send to the city area and donate it
Naim R
Naim R Il y a 23 heures
Are they really being thrown away or replanted..... Big Brain Thoughts
Umer aqil
Umer aqil Il y a 23 heures
Where the damn hole at ?!?
Kayla Gillens
Kayla Gillens Il y a jour
Why not give it to the food banks?
r@nj!t Il y a jour
I wish government or big ngo could buy it and distribute it among poor people with low price across the country or even poor countries.
Jawn Bautista
Jawn Bautista Il y a jour
Thats the reality they dont want to increase the supply they want in increase the demand by loosing their supplies.
Ji Hirano
Ji Hirano Il y a jour
Millions of people die because of hunger every year more than the covid but these people will just throw the potatoes instead of donating to people who need to eat.
Mucpou Gaming
Mucpou Gaming Il y a jour
People overestimate the Sheer logistic cost of potato distribution, they clearly cant finance a mass potato giveaway if the can barely finance just burying them, theyre selling potatoes at a loss, if you guys want them to give away potatoes then suggest a way for them to distribute potatoes.
So Expensive Season 3 Marathon
How To Speak by Patrick Winston