Deadly Beirut blast wiped out 85% of grain silos | The Extinction Protocol

Lebanon, which was already in the middle of a financial crisis, was struggling with a bread shortage and economic peril had ignited mass protests in recent months. Some 80% of the country’s wheat supply is imported, according to the U.S. Agriculture Department. Domestic production of wheat only covers 10% of the Middle Eastern country’s consumption — which usually is around 35,000 to 40,000 metric tons a month. Most of the 1.2 million metric tons of wheat that Lebanon imports every year comes from Russia and Ukraine, and the product usually passes through the now inoperable port.

Deadly Beirut blast wiped out 85% of grain silos | The Extinction Protocol