The wheat crisis may be fabricated by some traders with the aim of making a quick profit

The wheat crisis may be fabricated by some traders with the aim of making a quick profit
The wheat crisis may be fabricated by some traders with the aim of making a quick profit
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The Minister of Agriculture in the caretaker government, Dr. Abbas Hajj Hassan, indicated that “the wheat crisis may have already been fabricated, as evidenced by the fact that all the crises that this sector witnessed were fabricated by some merchants, and the aim is to gain and make quick profits at a time when citizens are struggling with the aim of obtaining a bite.” Their lives are being manipulated. This is a taboo.”

In his statement, Hajj Hassan pointed out that “the law entrusted the Ministry of Economy with all matters relating to the purchase of wheat, flour, import and soft wheat for bakeries.” Therefore, Minister of Economy Amin Salam, who confirmed that there is no wheat crisis, is fully aware of what he is saying and therefore there is no crisis in this. frame”, calling on the Minister of Economy to “put public opinion before all the data available to him,” stressing that “all public prosecutions must act, with the aim of curbing these practices, because playing with a loaf of bread is absolutely forbidden, and the negligent and manipulative must be brought to justice.”

Hajj Hassan confirmed, “The Ministry of Agriculture launched the national plan to advance the wheat sector by cultivating it in order to save citizens the high costs they incur to obtain the loaf, in addition to that Lebanon will be able in this case to secure its needs by cultivating soft wheat, and thus reaching the abolition of the monopoly.” .

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Regarding the cultivation of about 15,000 dunums of soft wheat, Minister Hajj Hassan pointed out, “This area is not sufficient, of course, and the plan was targeting much larger areas because what can be grown in Lebanon of soft and hard wheat and barley exceeds 200,000 dunums. Only the value of 15,000 dunums has been secured, provided as a gift of soft wheat, which, if durum wheat is added to it, will secure what Lebanon needs in the next season.

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Hajj Hassan stressed, “If Lebanon were to cultivate 50,000 dunams, it would be able, within two or three years, to secure 80-85 percent of what the Lebanese market needs of soft wheat.

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