And if the shortages of flour in some explained by French wheat exports? It is in any case a link that is often made in recent days by Internet users on social networks. “In the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic, France is selling off its wheat at low prices (…) while stocks are low!“, thus takes a person on Twitter. Two false claims.
First, France does not sell its wheat. The selling price of common wheat is even higher in 2020 compared to 2019. Regarding an alleged risk of shortage, no fear to have: France produces twice as much wheat as it consumes. If there is anything true in this, it is that France exports wheat. This year, we should even beat our record for soft wheat exported.
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