Ukrainian war and the rise in prices of cereals, oils, fuels
After pandemichere she is war in Ukraine. Two epochal crises that have caused the prices of basic necessities, such as cereals, oilsAnd fuelswith an inevitable leap in inflation to over 7%, numbers that have not been recorded since 1991. Last February, the price alarm was raised by Coldiretti, as soon as the hostilities began. The two warring countries are among the major exporters of wheat and corn (about 29% of the world market).
Italy imports about 53% of corn it needs and 64% of grain for the production of biscuits and bread. A disconcerting fact that risks leading our country to have major problems in the production of basic foodstuffs and in the supply of food for the livestock sector.
This is because of the nefarious policies adopted over the past two decades in which for the devaluation of the prices of some agricultural productswhich led to the importation of tons of food from nations, such as Ukraine, where prices were lower, as well as for the choice dictated by Brussels to leave 25% of the land fallow to defend the biodiversity. A film already seen at the beginning of the pandemic, when all the production of masks and protective devices had been “contracted”, for years, to China and to other countries of the Far East. In short, an economy subjugated and kneeling to his “Majesty”, the globalizationof which the EU it was the most shining champion and supporter of the free market (better defined, ordoliberalism), in contrast, however, alas, within its borders where there was the application of the most iron austerity. A policy completely turned upside down after pandemic tzunami with the adoption of PNRR and with a greater margin of budget overrun for individual states. So at least it would seem, even if the representatives of the so-called “frugal” countries have launched their “puritanical warning” regarding the economic accounts of the various member states, once the crisis is over. Budget balance, public debt reduction, deficit controlbut the institutions that govern a territory with 500 million people is almost totally at the mercy of health, war or climate events that occur or that could occur outside its territory.
Russian gas, the dependence of Germany and Italy and Putin
What is happening with the importation of the Russian gasin which countries such as the Germany andItaly they are almost 50% dependent for their needs. News that create alarm and bewilderment in the European population, as well as obviously also Italian, which suffers a increase in energy bills and the prices of the food cart and not only that, in addition to the threat of lack or scarcity of supplies (certainly not like low-income countries given the purchasing power that European nations possess, but always worrying).
Price increase for the war between Russia and Ukraine? The lesson of Switzerland
Is this for everyone? Not exactly. The neighbor Swisswhich has always been a symbol of neutrality, has been using one for years preventive policy (and provident, I add) for the creation of stocks of food products, medicines (despite having a thriving pharmaceutical industry), di fuelsetc.
A policy of stocks which is also highly recommended to all its citizens. A brochure, distributed to each family, indicates the basic necessities that must make up the “weekly supply” to be constantly replenished in order to be able to cope with any emergency. A “prèvoyance” that dates back to the early 1970s and documented by Swiss television, RSI, with various advanced advertising films from the past and updated to the new millennium through the various technological devices. Thus it turns out, that in the Swiss Confederation they were built storage sites across the country with silos of cereals, oil, drugs, gasoline, and other raw materials. The silos are constantly checked, replenished, in order to be ready to distribute the products to the population in the event of climatic, war and health emergencies. After all, the Red Cross nation is the only country in the world with anti-atomic bunkers scattered throughout the territory, which they can accommodate the entire population in the event of nuclear danger. This meritorious foresight and Swiss foresight resulted in low inflation (around 2%), and the rise in shopping cart prices remained contained.
Not only. There Swiss it is absolutely autonomous about it cereals, oils, other essential products, having adopted a policy of diversifying suppliers and implementing its internal production. One question is necessary: the pandemic (not yet finished, although canceled from the news because it was subjugated by the war), the warbut it could be an extreme natural event, have they taught what the virtuous choice of economic policy of supplies, of production, and of a healthy, minimal and necessary “autarky” is?
Or we will continue in the totemic worship of the wild globalization imposed by Brussels and only apparently suspended, waiting for the “buriana” to pass, continuing to adopt no “autarchic and modern prevoyance” to defend ourselves from new and future storms?
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