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

28 Jun 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

  • Send it to needy people in different countries? Start a non profit organization on the side to help you and others during times like this.

  • thanks, china!

    flashfyreflashfyre33 menit yang lalu
  • So what about those people across the world who are literally eating a handful of beans per day just to survive. It's waste like these that will never bring an end to world hunger. Absolutely sickening.

    Abi-Gail BootheAbi-Gail Boothe34 menit yang lalu
  • How many people die of hunger a day thanks farmers for putting money first

    Greg GallegosGreg GallegosJam Yang lalu
  • Give those potatoes to the needy

    Gagandeep SinghGagandeep SinghJam Yang lalu
  • don’t mind me just searching the comment section for a technoblade reference

    ATRATR2 jam yang lalu
  • Now this is animal cruelty

    kev dockskev docks3 jam yang lalu
  • Meanwhile lockdowns are starving the third world

    Hugh MungusHugh Mungus4 jam yang lalu
  • Damn I love potatoes

    SetosSetos4 jam yang lalu
  • They could have simply donated all potatoes to shelters across the statea

    anjum fareedanjum fareed4 jam yang lalu
  • Time to have a community french fry party.

    tillallareoneluvtillallareoneluv4 jam yang lalu
  • Feeding America could really use these potatoes that farmers unfortunately have too throw away

    Michael CaprioMichael Caprio4 jam yang lalu
  • Technoblade spent a year farming potatoes just for them to get thown away

    lil kast boilil kast boi5 jam yang lalu
  • This is like the episode of tom and jerry where the chicken lays a lot of eggs except this time it's potatoes 🥔🥚

    Darshan KovathDarshan Kovath5 jam yang lalu
  • Gov should give them forgivable loans. Congress gave the banks almost half a TRILLION

    Harrison SwankHarrison Swank6 jam yang lalu
  • Russet Burbank potatoes are notorious for the amount of pesticides used to grow them, saw a thing about them on IDworlds because McDonald's order them for their fries. The pesticide is said to be so harmful that farmers dont go into their fields for a few days after spraying.....

    Gary MortimerGary Mortimer6 jam yang lalu
  • Someone needs to take these to homeless shelters across the country. So many potatoes going to waste and so many people going hungry.

    Amory SilvaAmory Silva6 jam yang lalu
  • *Tecnoblade sad noises*

    Titoman 021Titoman 0216 jam yang lalu
  • This is insane

    vernon bowlingvernon bowling6 jam yang lalu
  • Let's see....this produce is not trapped into supply chain...it's just there are no one buying !!

    arturo zonsarturo zons7 jam yang lalu
  • Donate them to people who need them!

    CURail ProductionsCURail Productions8 jam yang lalu
  • Imagine they gifted all this potatoes instead of throwing them away

    Gorilla MotivationGorilla Motivation8 jam yang lalu
  • Did these people not think about giving them out to people who are hungry....

    Domenick UvaDomenick Uva9 jam yang lalu
  • the lock downs are doing far more damage than the virus itself.

    rashid alhusanrashid alhusan10 jam yang lalu
  • Cant they feed them to pigs farms and give them to the poor

    GrowmanceGrowmance11 jam yang lalu
  • Вот почему Лукашенко с катушек слетел. Просто его золотой запас кортохи уничтожили

    Andrew EremeewAndrew Eremeew11 jam yang lalu
  • Technoblade: All that farming for nothin'

    Sky Fantasy WorldSky Fantasy World11 jam yang lalu
  • 1 bad yr after all them good awesome yrs. I threw more sweet potatoes away at bruces. What they should built some lpounds wit covers let the potatoes roden and use the methane to power your plant . it won't cost you for gas cause you are use methane to power your plant. News paper wrote an article about it . Me and my big brother did all that work for Bruce's and man they save so much.!!!!!

    Dwayne LopezDwayne Lopez13 jam yang lalu
  • This is all part of the new world order 😈 enjoy 💯

    elspethelspeth13 jam yang lalu
  • This is how we have ppl starving

    ka5r215ka5r21514 jam yang lalu
  • tbh government move really slow

    akmaza aryakmaza ary14 jam yang lalu
  • We can send robots to other planets but we cannot send food to our own starving brothers.

    Stevie WonderfulStevie Wonderful15 jam yang lalu
  • imagine. all them potatoes in that hole could become glorious shrub of green

    Amini NayaAmini Naya17 jam yang lalu
  • technoblade will not be happy seing this video

    Light wolfieLight wolfie17 jam yang lalu
  • “The potatoes are being thrown in this hole” *That hole better be my mouth*

    LaurenDeLuneLaurenDeLune20 jam yang lalu
  • Bruh just ship them to Ireland

    LaurenDeLuneLaurenDeLune20 jam yang lalu
  • There are people losing everything & going hungry. Instead of Congress bailing out the “arts” how about we actually use tax payer money to get food to people who need it.

    Just MeJust Me22 jam yang lalu
  • am I the only one that thinks that they should have done more money if the farmers will have gone and sold the potatoes by themselves in the streets??

    B L E S S I N G AOB L E S S I N G AO23 jam yang lalu
  • What's sicking is they can't donate it to anyone

    Danielle DouglasDanielle Douglas23 jam yang lalu
  • I am over 50 years old; and I’ve seen some terrible things in my life across the globe. But this is making me nauseous.

    William WeigtWilliam WeigtHari Yang lalu
  • You could have given them for free or little money to hungry American not to dig them. That is a horrible action, to throw away food.

    Irena KokaljIrena KokaljHari Yang lalu
  • Why aren’t to donating it instead of dumping it🤣🤣

    Holy_ ryu88Holy_ ryu88Hari Yang lalu
  • This why god is throwing his wrath on us humans.. All we do best is pollute, cut down, waste.. This is just sad

    VEER VGVEER VGHari Yang lalu
  • Ah yes so if you would just deliver those outside my door that would be great 👍 🙂

    HoneyGoldsHoneyGoldsHari Yang lalu
  • You could just hook all the potatoes up to the grid and sell the electricity smh.

    GetSomeNutsKidGetSomeNutsKidHari Yang lalu
  • Same happening to flower farmers in Israel

    obara antonyobara antonyHari Yang lalu
  • 2021 Giant 1000 Ton Potato Monster climbs out of its grave to battle wasteful consumers... Better start stalking up on butter and ketchup! All kidding aside this video made me realise I really have not be eating as many potatoes as usual this year... heading out to grab some tomorrow and support our friends in Idaho and Montana!

    4N5W3R54N5W3R5Hari Yang lalu
  • Why cant they freeze dry and package. Or dehydrate. Give it to the starving who cant buy...it wont affect profit margins

    T@SAT@SAHari Yang lalu
  • sad that the FDA didn't step up and figure out a solution, the price of potatoes is outrageous when you can even find them. and the fuel cost alone is staggering for big farms our farmers can hang on until things get back to normal, between the endless rains and covid they have taken a bigger hit than most enterprises that does impact all humans.

    jewell charlesjewell charlesHari Yang lalu
  • I am lrish and this is a sin.

    Chris Farley RyanChris Farley RyanHari Yang lalu
  • Is there any donation area. I know for sure there are areas who cant feed themselves

    world Peaceworld PeaceHari Yang lalu
  • Technoblade would be mad

    IceqIceqHari Yang lalu
  • This is the dumbest thing ever. Donate them to food banks what in the hell

    K ShwayzyK ShwayzyHari Yang lalu
  • I still don't get it. What CAN"T THEY GIVE IT TO POOR PEOPLE

    Your Daily Dose of ContentYour Daily Dose of ContentHari Yang lalu
    • @Aldrin Euri Nah but the government could pay for it to be distributed

      Your Daily Dose of ContentYour Daily Dose of Content18 jam yang lalu
    • @Your Daily Dose of Content they're not the government bruh

      Aldrin EuriAldrin Euri18 jam yang lalu
    • @Silvery Blue Like bro, i'm sure the thousands of tax dollars we're giving to the government is more than enough to do that. The money we spend on CHARITY PAYING for poor people to get food, Wouldn't it be cheaper if they just got those instead of buying food.

      Your Daily Dose of ContentYour Daily Dose of Content19 jam yang lalu
    • ​@Aldrin Euri Like bro, i'm sure the thousands of tax dollars we're giving to the government is more than enough to do that. The money we spend on CHARITY PAYING for poor people to get food, Wouldn't it be cheaper if they just got those instead of buying food.

      Your Daily Dose of ContentYour Daily Dose of Content19 jam yang lalu
    • Sad but it's true

      Silvery BlueSilvery Blue20 jam yang lalu
  • There are about 500 hundred thousand people in the us alone who are homeless, poor and the government is just throwing out all these potatoes? Imean c'mon man Like in other countries like in the one i live in are having high prices on potatoes so maybe they could just prevent that from happening.....

    Kazi NazrulKazi NazrulHari Yang lalu
  • Watch to the end of video. They do give some to people.

    HelloHelloHari Yang lalu
  • Why not use potatoes for training for military

    Dalverne Jens SteffensenDalverne Jens SteffensenHari Yang lalu
  • Hopefully china will pay for thier misstake

    dha1223dha1223Hari Yang lalu
  • Dont throw it away.. the most item that i would buy for its long term shelf life.

    Zulaikha JamalludinZulaikha JamalludinHari Yang lalu
  • Why they not give to the people who's hungry don't waste food people's around the world needs food

    Taetae Hyung KimTaetae Hyung KimHari Yang lalu
  • Make booze from them! Everyone is sitting at home drinking these days.

    phil kitephil kiteHari Yang lalu
  • Throw them away. People don't need to eat 😒.

    Vic MVic MHari Yang lalu
  • I could drive to Sheridan pick up some potatoes from them I’d only make it into vodka though Question is can I even process a truckload of potatoes Bottles and jars are in short supply so what would I put it in

    Seven GuardiansSeven GuardiansHari Yang lalu
  • The reason why they can't sell it to retail is because of quality. The quality between market and retail is different.

    Emmanuel RossEmmanuel RossHari Yang lalu
  • This looks like scences from toy story.

    Yxgz _LanaYxgz _LanaHari Yang lalu
  • And now we got communism coming in with the new administration. Get used to this. It's the new normal.

    Androoski SumpinsuchAndrooski SumpinsuchHari Yang lalu
    • Do you even know what communism mean?

      Darshan KovathDarshan Kovath5 jam yang lalu
  • Too much, why don't they just donate to old folks home or orphan.

    Danny OngDanny OngHari Yang lalu
  • What a waste of potatos

    BurdiboiBurdiboiHari Yang lalu
  • Echoes of the Great Depression of 1929. Crops were left to rot or just dumped in an effort to boost agricultural prices. Meanwhile millions were starving.

    ROKASniper89ROKASniper89Hari Yang lalu
  • Because Democrats live in the city and don’t understand what it takes to make it in real world so they encourage everything to shut down during covid without care about real work people because they only care about themselves and their next vote.

    Paul TomassiPaul Tomassi2 hari yang lalu
  • Instead of wasting these potatoes. They can donate it to poor country. Or distribute to poor people in there country or neighbours country.. By the help of government. Farmer did there best. God bless them. I wishes they cover there losses in next terms. 🙏

    Farrukh NaeemFarrukh Naeem2 hari yang lalu
  • Government interference at its finest again. Shutdown everything so no one gets hurt.......yet EVERYONE GETS HURT....that was the commie lefts goal all along. Starving people are more obedient!

    Jordan HJordan H2 hari yang lalu
  • Can you just send it to like a company where they distribute food? Like Copia? GoCopia.com?

    Xavier RaphaelXavier Raphael2 hari yang lalu
  • A lot of food banks could have used all those potatoes

    R VR V2 hari yang lalu
  • Send some to Chandler we would buy some

    Yayo HernandezYayo Hernandez2 hari yang lalu
  • Why don't you give it to the poor ?

    Youtube DoseYoutube Dose2 hari yang lalu
  • Just send it to africa, they need it the most.

    Youtube DoseYoutube Dose2 hari yang lalu
  • So make the production lower duh

    doopy woopyudoopy woopyu2 hari yang lalu
  • So sad to waste so much food :(

    Marvin MartínezMarvin Martínez2 hari yang lalu
  • Anyone still catching up with this - it's Holodomor 2.0.

    COLofDUTYCOLofDUTY2 hari yang lalu
  • You see potatoes, mother Russia sees vodka!

    D.M. WilksD.M. Wilks2 hari yang lalu
  • scamdemic, was to kill family businesses

    J HendersonJ Henderson2 hari yang lalu
  • The potato queen mourns. 🥔 Only true fans know what I’m talking about.

    TheQueenOfBookWorms L.MTheQueenOfBookWorms L.M2 hari yang lalu
  • Homeless people?! Africa!? Damn bruh

    Okay MisterOkay Mister2 hari yang lalu
  • I think it's a strange story No farmer is risking in not seeding there field. And have nothing to harvest in a couple of months.

    Mark KnoopMark Knoop2 hari yang lalu
  • And wasnt farm animals killed too? If farmers couldnt manage this crisis I guess something else would have to step in that can quickly turn out foods at less cost and less risk, almost like manufactured foods, modified to take over the job farmers once held. Like a farm factory or something.

    dielah12dielah122 hari yang lalu
  • Was this why Bill has been trying forever to be the seed king or something where one would have to get seeds through him or something. I forget the details but I know that female indian activist took it to court twice that I know of, and won. If someone knows what I'm referring to, please comment, cos I really didnt pay much attention at the time lol

    dielah12dielah122 hari yang lalu
  • The government that said to just throw the potatoes away in a hole are a******s, their is so many other ways to use those potatoes such as give them away to homeless shelters and 3rd world countries, use them to crate rubbing alcohol because many people haven't gotten that for months... hell there are many stores around the world that have run out of potatoes due to panic buying but all because the larger corporations can't afford them anymore now the farmers are being forced to throw them away without a care in the world. THOSE POTATOES WOULD"VE HELPED SO MANY PEOPLE!!! ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW!!! This is not what you want children in the future to read about in history books that during the time where everyone is running out of food the government threw all the potatoes away because the richer places can't buy them anymore.

    Alpha Vex StudiosAlpha Vex Studios2 hari yang lalu
  • *sad Irish noises*

    Aryan progamerAryan progamer2 hari yang lalu
  • Couldn’t they cook a bunch of chips and gave them to the homeless?

    I’m insane artI’m insane art2 hari yang lalu
    • Who are “they”?

      theflanman86theflanman86Hari Yang lalu
  • It’s Joe Biden fault

    Magnus MelbyeMagnus Melbye2 hari yang lalu
  • Ahh yes 3am material

    RandomkidguyRandomkidguy2 hari yang lalu
  • Instead of bailouts to big companies, the government should at least buy these wasted food at break even prices, take care of the logistics (via national guard, army or w/e) and ensure that everyone is well fed... It would be funny if there were unrest due to food shortages when there are so many wasted food here.

    Kevin zhengKevin zheng2 hari yang lalu
  • The government should have bought back all the farmer investments.

    Adam MAdam M2 hari yang lalu
    • well the majority of people still surprise me to this day, how they wish to be willfully ignorant of their own governments problems. not that , lets say, canada, and the united states are the only ones lacking reform. but they make great examples of people who seem to really give a shit less about politics, or what rights they have, these two govts walk all over the citizens of those two countries.

      Recruit LucierRecruit Lucier6 jam yang lalu
  • Me when I see title: WAIT HOLD UP NO

    Changer101Changer1012 hari yang lalu
  • They coulve atleast turn it to fries and chips

    WU KONGWU KONG2 hari yang lalu
  • All of the fries and chips are being thrown

    WU KONGWU KONG2 hari yang lalu
  • Government losing money ,they can’t let companies make any money ,just like dairy .

    Miles BoehmerMiles Boehmer3 hari yang lalu
  • Thank the democrats for this.

    Jin hoJin ho3 hari yang lalu
  • The people of Ireland and Idaho are shook right now

    Amanda BurrussAmanda Burruss3 hari yang lalu