After the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation and the blocking of Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea, the US and almost the whole of Europe started a wave of desperate calls for the unblocking of grain exports produced in Ukrainian agriculture. The ultimate argument was that without grain from Ukraine, the poor populations of Africa and Asia will die of hunger. Neither Brussels nor Washington could sleep on the care of states lacking food resources.
Finally, on July 22, the Istanbul Agreement was concluded, by which the UN and Turkey undertook to supervise all the conditions so that Ukrainian and Russian grains could be exported to the Afro-Asian world importing wheat, corn and other grains.
The Russian Federation and Ukraine are the largest European exporters of grains for human consumption and for animal husbandry.
The agreement started working from August 1, 2022.
Only after a while it was found that the Ukrainian “Grain Business” turns out to be a big scam. Approved by the UN.
According to the Ship Surveillance Center in Istanbul, from August 1 to September 7, 2.33 million tons of agricultural products left Ukraine.
Where did they end up?
According to Reuters, quoted by RFI.ro, 15% went to Spain, 7% to Italy, 5% to the Netherlands, 4% arrived in Romania, 3% in Germany and 1% of these cereals arrived in Ireland and France Ukrainian. Bulgaria and Greece received less than 1%.
According to a French analyst, quoted by AFP, Spain and Italy have imported a lot of corn to make up for the lack of feed for animals, a shortage that exists amid the drought.
Maize is the most exported product from Ukraine, but for wheat the situation is not the same, the analyst explains. Ukrainian wheat reached Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Djibouti.
But no one can prove this. Egypt gave up wheat from Ukraine because of the price that does not respect the contracts.
The business is profitable for the EU states and those bordering the Black Sea. Some countries, such as Turkey, import wheat, for example, which they transform into flour and export to the Middle East. Profitable business.
According to experts from Romania, cereal prices in the European Union are under pressure due to the new quantities entering the market from Ukraine and Russia. Cereals from the two states in conflict are offered at lower prices, which has an unfavorable impact on the exchanges and contracts signed in the EU and especially in the Black Sea area.
According to the PRO AGRO National Federation, cereals from Ukraine are sold and processed on Romanian territory, although they only had to transit through it, and Romanian farmers are drastically affected, because the purchase cost is incomparably lower than that practiced in the EU area.
In the midst of the harvesting process, the farmers in Romania noticed the blocking of purchases and the attempt to practice a price similar to that of last year, of 2.4 lei per kilogram, the market inexplicably dropping by approximately 90 dollars per ton compared to last week, although both inputs and energy costs were much higher, due to the surplus of goods from Ukraine, an unsustainable product compared to the requirements of the European Union.
“At this moment, we are in a situation where we observe that even the harvest obtained with difficulty due to the drought is not purchased, the market in Romania is distorted with the price of products from Ukraine, thus contributing to the vulnerability of operators who have invested in this culture. Sunflower comes from Ukraine at a price even 100 dollars per ton cheaper because of European ambitions, but also because of the prices of protective substances which are much cheaper on the Ukrainian market”, say Pro AGRO representatives.
They claim that at this moment the market is blocked, this situation being generated by the fact that the majority of sunflowers reach the processor, or they already have a much cheaper alternative.
Even worse is the fact that a good part of grain exports from Ukraine were made by American corporations that own almost 17 million ha of land in Ukraine. In “partnership” with the Kyiv authorities, Monsanto, DuPont, Cargill and other Western suppliers of GMOs have been cultivating GMO corn and soybeans in Ukraine for over a decade. Here is the explanation of the competitive prices of Ukrainian grains on international markets.
Therefore, the war in Ukraine brought to us, in Romania, but also to many other European states, GMO crops, products that the bureaucrats from Brussels strongly sanctioned, and the Romanian producers were deeply affected in their financial results.
The “grain business” from Ukraine, a big scam in favor of the EU states. The UN is the guarantor of the business. The big American corporations sold GMOs, now also present in Europe, including Romania