Indonesian Minister of Agriculture: Price of Instant Noodles May Rise Threefold

- 11 August 2022 14:15 WIB
Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo. (Photo/ screenshot Youtube, Directorate General of Food Crops, Ministry of Agriculture)
Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo. (Photo/ screenshot Youtube, Directorate General of Food Crops, Ministry of Agriculture)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – The Ministry of Agriculture announced that the price of instant noodles may increase up to threefold.

Instant noodles are a favorite among Indonesian households due to its cheap price and ease to make.

However, this might no longer be the case due to rising wheat prices globally caused by Russo - Ukrainian war, according to a statement made by Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo.

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"So be careful who eats a lot of noodles, tomorrow's lots of noodles will cost 3 times the price, I'm sorry I'm just talking about this extreme, yes there is wheat but the price will be very expensive. Meanwhile we continue to import noodles like that, "Syahrul was quoted as saying. from Youtube, Directorate General of Food Crops, Ministry of Agriculture, Thursday, August 11, 2022.

Syahrul said the current state of food in the world is in a bad condition. The reason is, many factors affect conditions in the food sector.

He said, after being hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, the world still had to face conditions of global climate change which caused uncertain weather which greatly affected the food sector.

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"Climate change makes all conditions not linear, not as they are, unpredictable conditions," he said.

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara

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