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

28 Bir 2020
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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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Why Millions Of Potatoes Are Being Thrown Away During The Pandemic | Big Business

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  • This is how you create food shortage, step by step.

    MrKhainuiMrKhainuiPrieš 34 minutes
  • माझ्या समज नुसार कोणत्याही product ला 2 मार्केट असायला हवेत.यांचं हे चुकलं की हे फक्त supermarket mall मधेच विकतात.त्यामुळं product flow कमी होतो आमच्या भारतात farm प्रॉडक्ट चे 3 market flows आहेत.त्यामुळं आमच्या शेतकऱ्यावर ही वेळ येत नाही सहसा

    OMKAR P.POMKAR P.PPrieš 53 minutes
  • I just watched a video where a guy made vodka out of potatoes. All that wasted potential

    Andrew JAndrew JPrieš val
  • Irorny Farmers are the end sufferers in this world only because they feed people.

    krishna chaitanyakrishna chaitanyaPrieš 2 val
  • Why didn't they give it away to people??

    Sai YashwanthSai YashwanthPrieš 3 val
  • proof the world doesn't need these GMO crops. please world go back to non-GMO crops.

    kannon bachkannon bachPrieš 3 val
  • Technoblade wont be happy watching this

    Raquel MedallaRaquel MedallaPrieš 4 val
  • That's pathetic since there are billions of people starving around the world

    Michael GoncalvesMichael GoncalvesPrieš 5 val
  • This'll turn into dirt right? Not so bad right? Right ;-;

    Robin's Hood YTRobin's Hood YTPrieš 6 val
  • Why? Donate to the homeless...donate to 3rd world countries in need!...smh🤔

    darthsynchronicdarthsynchronicPrieš 6 val
  • I wondered if they could have partnered with a nonprofit or something like UNICEF and instead of burying all the potatoes give them too people in need or in third world countries. EDIT as soon as I unpause the video they say that they gave away 75,000 lbs of potatoes,good on them :)

    Alex PhamAlex PhamPrieš 6 val
  • I wonder if the vaccine that is to be targeted towards first responders, doctors, essential workers "the important people, those who pay taxes, love wearing a masks, call the cops on your neighbor because the person went to the mail box w/o mask" these people get vaccinated. Tons of others wont have the option, even more just wont vaccinate. But perhaps this vaccination is intended to actually protect these people from the next virus that could hit any time post that round of vax treatment to only the important folks. The scenario then develops into a 90%+ death toll of everyone who wasn't vaccinated in the essential vaccination round. What do they gain? Depopulation of the lowest, least involved, poorest, welfare state population of people globally. While preserving a tightly refined selected remaining population that is productive and desirable to our rulers. End result a world pop halved to an appropriate density level on a global scale. Imagine yourself above humanity looking down, would you treat those humans as animals and select the based on useful traits that function perfectly in the modeled society or do you look at the mass not as a burden but a people who need elevated and saved from themselves. I know that is probably easiest to scale back humanity to a selected group and reset the direction of humanity.

    todd johnsontodd johnsonPrieš 6 val
  • Do the farmers need another bailout?

    WillWorkForRic3WillWorkForRic3Prieš 7 val
  • All this because someone somewhere decided to eat a raw bat.

    MionwangMionwangPrieš 7 val
  • Why did you got me thrown away :c

    I CAN'T STOP MEI CAN'T STOP MEPrieš 7 val
  • GIVE IT TO THE POOR U IDIOTS!!!!

    Daksh RokadiaDaksh RokadiaPrieš 8 val
  • I will eat them

    Jason With TeslasJason With TeslasPrieš 8 val
  • There's a Technoblade joke here...

    HoemguyHoemguyPrieš 10 val
  • Shame

    MadLad DweebMadLad DweebPrieš 10 val
  • Should've given them to MrBeast, he knows what to do

    JadrianMcJadrianMcPrieš 10 val
  • MrBeast: WE ARE THROWING AWAY THESE 700 TONS OF POTATOES

    JadrianMcJadrianMcPrieš 10 val
  • Yeah let's just bury them, not try and donate them to homeless shelters etc... Yeah, I know that could be costly for them if they did it all on their own, but I'm sure if they'd contacted different organizations, some of them would have been more than happy to take care of transportation for a whole mound of free potatoes..

    VarietyPaxVarietyPaxPrieš 10 val
  • Technoblade is disappointed

    Maple060Maple060Prieš 10 val
  • A lot of people are starving and they just chucking out food omfg

    Tim BarlowTim BarlowPrieš 12 val
  • **Sad Technoblade noises**

    GMD SrailGMD SrailPrieš 13 val
  • CHINA NEEDS TO PAY FOR ALL THIS .... Really hope that Karma catches up soon with those responsible for "creating" the pandemic!!

    Balakrishnan SNBalakrishnan SNPrieš 13 val
  • While in india potato prices are rising and more and more people are not being able to eat

    SanieSaniePrieš 15 val
  • I'm sad, I like potatoes...😔

    im stuck in the mallim stuck in the mallPrieš 17 val
  • Thanks to all the governors who shut everything down even though people are still getting sick. My wife told me an interesting French phrase “ leve en mass” and it means people rise up with pitchforks and clubs and beat the politicians to literal death. Side note: I had a dream that the Press Corp and media were scrambled to an active shooter who killed a governor and the plane they were on crashed in a fiery ball killing all of them.

    Shawn GreenShawn GreenPrieš 17 val
  • Relax guys their hurrying all the potato’s to grow one massive sized potato

    Jiahao XuJiahao XuPrieš 17 val
  • Why not sell all those potatos for 50 cents instead of throwing them away

    VajugarVajugarPrieš 18 val
  • This is so disgusting on so many levels. MILLIONS of hungry, starving, and even famished individuals around the world and they decide it's best to throw away perfectly healthy food? Hell they could've even used it to make alcohol which would've been great considering the shortages for medical and sanitizing supplies.

    OHiWONder GamingOHiWONder GamingPrieš 18 val
  • Humans: let's throw away 500k pounds of edible food for no reason.

    TheKonTheKonPrieš 19 val
  • Dont show this to the Irish!

    Garrus CuriosityGarrus CuriosityPrieš 19 val
  • They can give free potatoes to people

    awesome scruwawesome scruwPrieš 20 val
  • Technobalde has never seen such bs befofe...

    SnowSnowPrieš 20 val
  • Hope they donate it, sad

    Hello Me Hello meHello Me Hello mePrieš 21 val
  • This is by far the saddest video I have ever seen

    Brandon TroostBrandon TroostPrieš 21 val
  • They must think that planting so much potatoes in a huge hole it will become a giant potato. (Ik it's not the reason why they explain it in the video)

    Alex PenaAlex PenaPrieš 21 val
  • U could have donated it to countries where people r starving. Either government could have helped with logistics expenses.

    ATEEF SHAIKHATEEF SHAIKHPrieš 21 val
  • I'm from idaho ;[

    Rio SolRio SolPrieš 22 val
  • you had chance to be A POTATO BOWL FOR AFRICA

    Rameshwar singhRameshwar singhPrieš 23 val
  • So you tell me that there are people starving to death and this ppl don't even consider donating A PART from their potatoes

    Mihai SerbanMihai SerbanPrieš dieną
  • Theyd rather pay to destroy it instead of just giving it away

    bjorn josephbjorn josephPrieš dieną
    • They did give potatoes away

      Khami -Khami -Prieš 17 val
  • Techno vs pototo farmers

    Vergel VeeVergel VeePrieš dieną
  • Technoblade seeing his children being discarded

    Magic_MuffinMagic_MuffinPrieš dieną
  • 1 milion children die of hunger 3 million die of obesitas yes covid has a motalety of 0.015 percent and uses the same dominion software that rigged the usa elections, follow the money and bill gates

    Phil dcPhil dcPrieš dieną
  • Why are they not at least donating it to people who need it?

    OOF TripOOF TripPrieš dieną
  • Seeing the poor potatoes get thrown away is just so sad to watch. I love potatoes 🥔 ;(

    OOF TripOOF TripPrieš dieną
  • It's called FOOD CRISIS !!!!

    Mark LauzonMark LauzonPrieš dieną
  • *sad irish noises*

    Time Traveler NahrTime Traveler NahrPrieš dieną
  • why not ship it to other poor countries?

    aslam dhaslam dhPrieš dieną
  • *sad irish noises*

    Barnabas BunyiBarnabas BunyiPrieš dieną
  • stupidity at finest. lol just export the potatoes.

    History ReaderHistory ReaderPrieš dieną
  • In India we are buying it now for 65/- (approx 1$) for a kg

    akanksha nayakakanksha nayakPrieš dieną
  • Sad irish noises

    axel darmawanaxel darmawanPrieš dieną
  • I betcha these farmers didn't vote for Biden. Biden = China = COVID = Food places close = Less demand = Loss of potatoes = Lost Profit

    pattygqpattygqPrieš dieną
  • Could they not have made these potatoes into biofuels? Turning potatoes into bioethanol / biodiesel? Save the environment type beat

    Loanna LuvLoanna LuvPrieš dieną
  • Y’all need to relax on the comments of “they should’ve donated them!” or “they should’ve given them to poorer countries.” you clearly didn’t watch the whole video. They said they donated 75K POTATOES like they didn’t throw ALL of it away. second they loss thousands of $ and how would they be able to pay for international shipping when they are suffering massive loses?? Like you make it sound easy but you need to put into context the reality of everything. and third in the video it’s stated they truly didn’t want to throw them away, that they didn’t have a choice. it’s not that that they wanted to but what more could they do. Watch the video before commenting is that too much to ask... its awful it’s going to waste but what more can they do?

    MultixlovesMultixlovesPrieš dieną
  • Technoblade is currently throwing a tantrum in his gaming chair

    Joe SfeirJoe SfeirPrieš dieną
  • Why you don't feed pigs or cows these potatos

    zala dharmadip sinhzala dharmadip sinhPrieš dieną
  • I'm pretty sure these farmers have thought about giving it to people rather than throwing it away as they have grown these food themselves and it would make them sad just to see they're hard work thrown away.

    SilentfallSilentfallPrieš dieną
  • *cries in irish*

    RatRatPrieš dieną
  • They could have sent them to africa you know where people die of hunger

    bosserator thinkerebosserator thinkerePrieš dieną
  • So you're saying Trump was right to open the country back up? Yes, I think so too.

    BrandonBrandonPrieš dieną
  • You have government cheese, what about government potato products. They are going to waste and all I see is people commenting about donating but have you considered the costs of transporting these to charities/overseas, who pays for this? You can't expect the grower or processor to pay for this. All I can think of is having them used as organic seed for future crops....growing potatoes from potatoes would be a cheaper alternative or using them for stock feed/starch in Northern states as hearty feed. Feel really sad for these farmers and processors, hope there's a better solution

    Larduk_ 1UKLarduk_ 1UKPrieš dieną
  • Not my potatoes 😭

    Suman MagarSuman MagarPrieš dieną
  • Dang Sasha Would be Sad.

    Ashlee MagbualAshlee MagbualPrieš dieną
  • wouldnt some type of livestock eat tatters? why throw em away when it could be put to use feeding something, hell give em to soup kitchens or something, food should never be wasted when there are hungry people an animals

    nightshade191nightshade191Prieš dieną
  • Bruh. I fkn love potatoes, this pains me to see.

    KxngDarkKxngDarkPrieš dieną
  • The Irish are turning in their grave

    MoonFace ProductionsMoonFace ProductionsPrieš dieną
  • Give that potatoes to poor countries, don't throw it. Should be a crime.

    Edgar PachecoEdgar PachecoPrieš dieną
  • Tha fact that potatoes are my favorite food😭

    Luchieanjali RomasocLuchieanjali RomasocPrieš dieną
  • Disgusting! And people go hungry worldwide!

    DarioDarioPrieš dieną
  • Just want to say thank you first for the people that work hard to feed the world, but corporations make and brake the market I see corporations owning all lands before it's over thanks to a man made virus that a corporation gave the world get ready their going for it all can't stop what you can't control people better wake up......

    Gary LyonsGary LyonsPrieš dieną
  • Well you could of sold it to feed lots for the cows they love potatoes and onions

    Jose GomezJose GomezPrieš dieną
  • r these lot dumb. why throw it away. coz of pandemic. wth. no covid on food.

    Adam BAdam BPrieš dieną
  • Why not give it to Africa?

    iquesziqueszPrieš dieną
  • Potatotatonatotota. :D

    118 439118 439Prieš dieną
  • Girlll you can tell they not into social media, they could’ve sold them over the internet I’ll buy some.

    CreativityCreativityPrieš dieną
  • SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL CHARITY WOULD'VE GLADLY TACKEN OF YOUR HANDS AND BAGGED RHEM UP AND SENT THE POTATOES TO SOUP HOUSES OR GIVE THEM OUT TO PEOPLE ON LOW INCOME, WHAT A WASTE!! MY MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER , WOULD TURN IN THEIR GRAVES IF THEY KNEW ABOUT THIS!;! US IRISH LOVE OUR SPUDS!;;;🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔😀😋

    Mira No donnachaMira No donnachaPrieš dieną
  • More than 10 years worth of potatos 😭

    The UnknownThe UnknownPrieš dieną
  • Gosh I feel so sorry for the farmers ,I bet this must be happening with other crops ASWELL, such as vegetable s🌰🥦🍄🌶️🍏🍐🍅,🥕 etc, and meat🥩🥓🥚, I guess? This virisi is affecting everyone! WEAR YOUR MASKS PEOPLE!!!!!

    Mira No donnachaMira No donnachaPrieš dieną
  • Technoblade is crying right now

    Animators UniteAnimators UnitePrieš dieną
  • BECAUSE IT WOULD MAKE TOO MUCH SENSE TO MAKE A PREMIUM VODKA... better to just throw them away then to turn all those potatoes into 25.00 a liter vodka..Don't like that idea ? Dehydrate them for the U S Army ... war with China is coming.. We will need dehydrated foods.

    130starfish130starfishPrieš dieną
  • WHY COULD THEY NOT GIVE TO THE POOR?

    Honest News NetworkHonest News NetworkPrieš dieną
  • This is terrible. There are still so many people on the earth that need food. Donate them!

    Danielle VictoriaDanielle VictoriaPrieš dieną
    • did u not watch the video? They donated 75k potatoes...

      MultixlovesMultixlovesPrieš dieną
  • Why not make fertilizer or donate it to get tax breaks?

    Al BertAl BertPrieš dieną
  • Just imagine in the next few years there’s just thousands of pats toes sprouting in just a tiny spot

    derpy Productionderpy ProductionPrieš dieną
  • people starving in africa mean while in the west we throw it away after we grow it because of a pandemic

    That GuyThat GuyPrieš dieną
    • @JUSTGAMEPLAY u got a boat i can borrow?

      That GuyThat GuyPrieš dieną
    • try to ship it to africa if u can.

      JUSTGAMEPLAYJUSTGAMEPLAYPrieš dieną
    • Ok so u want to ship them to Africa go ahead.

      SilentfallSilentfallPrieš dieną
    • Ikr! Makes me mad it's so illogical.

      Pets Crafts and Wonderful ThingsPets Crafts and Wonderful ThingsPrieš dieną
    • @Jordan K hey daddy

      That GuyThat GuyPrieš dieną
  • Confirmed this was a shit year for everyone

    Edgar CoverzzEdgar CoverzzPrieš dieną
  • American is good at wasting food. They should donate this hunger stricken country.

    Welz AguilarWelz AguilarPrieš dieną
    • Please don't say that. If you don't understand the consequences and you don't understand why this can't be done, I'll advise you to go read the comment section.

      B.B YungB.B YungPrieš dieną
  • They should have made pig food or worked with a charity to send this to Africa

    Sam SSam SPrieš dieną
    • @Sam S I agree, I also thought this was a big waste of a resource which can be used in multiple ways. Someone suggested running electricity, others for animal feed, send over to starving people too.

      B.B YungB.B YungPrieš dieną
    • @B.B Yung Definitely along with storage costs but this is just utterly disgusting waste. How could charities deny free food? People in Latin America and Africa dying because of starvation.

      Sam SSam SPrieš dieną
    • Sad to say, but transportation costs money.

      B.B YungB.B YungPrieš dieną
  • Hopefully their being disposed of properly and away stored away for ppl not be close to them. Rotten potatoes over time give off a poison toxic fumes that can kill if inhaled.

    tinos papertinos paperPrieš dieną
  • On other side of the world lot of hunger people without nothing to eat.. some..

    agung prawiraagung prawiraPrieš dieną
  • Technoblade wont be happy

    Barzan KirkukeBarzan KirkukePrieš dieną
  • I Wish I Knew The Exact Location Of That Hole. I Would Sit Inside Of It And Make Plenty Of Potatoe Meals.

    QueenKe's CreationsQueenKe's CreationsPrieš dieną
  • This still could have been used...so much ppl wishing they had these to eat rn...sigh

    GizzyKreationsHDGizzyKreationsHDPrieš dieną
  • Why not give it out for free do something good give instead of always taking now it’s time for deyjavu

    Birdman JuniorBirdman JuniorPrieš dieną
  • those farmers need to get creative and work on news of using potatoes.

    Jakob MuireJakob MuirePrieš dieną
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