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.
Not finished with that, the war between Russia and Ukraine has caused the price of wheat to soar, considering that the two countries are one of the largest wheat granaries in the world.
He said the russia-ukraine war war had caused major connectivity problems for wheat and fertilizer commodities. Therefore, the world is now facing two crises, namely, the energy crisis and the food crisis.
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“The World Bank, IFM and several other countries have signaled that there will be famine. There are less than 13 million people in the world, there are 62 countries that are heading for a food crisis," he said.
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