The issue of food prices has been included in the government’s National Consultation public survey, Minister of Agriculture István Nagy said on Tuesday.
Gas prices have increased as a result of European Union sanctions against Russia, leading to a big increase in the costs of agricultural production, he said on Facebook, highlighting the costs of pesticide production as being especially acute. He said the problem not only affected Europe; price increase could result in a food crisis in developing countries, and this could trigger massive migration waves, he said. The minister said skyrocketing food prices also showed that sanctions hurt Europe more than Russia. This issue affects everyone, he said, and he encouraged Hungarians to express their opinion by participating in the survey.