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America could face french fry shortage

Supplies can’t meet the demand

See these french fries? You may not see them for long.
See these french fries? You may not see them for long. (Pixabay)

The country could be facing a french fry shortage. At the very least, fries are about to get more expensive.

According to a Bloomberg report, cold and wet weather damaged crops of key potato producers in the U.S. and Canada.

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“French fry demand has just been outstanding lately, and so supplies can’t meet the demand,” Travis Blacker, industry-relations director with the Idaho Potato Commission, said in a phone interview with Bloomberg.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts domestic output will drop 6.1% this year to the lowest since 2010,

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