Food price increases during the pandemic
Question for written answer E-006825/2020
to the Commission
Vilija Blinkevičiūtė (S&D)
A marked increase in the price of food products has been observed in all EU Member States. Millions of people have lost their jobs and incomes as a result of the current pandemic, and the increase in the price of food products is driving these people into poverty and deprivation.
Is the Commission collecting data on the increase in food prices in the Member States during the pandemic? Does the Commission not think that it is necessary to take steps to control the increase in food prices?