America could face french fry shortage

Supplies can’t meet the demand

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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