Thirty years ago I was married to a Soviet refugee. She was an ethnic Russian who grew up in Eastern Europe (Latvia) and faced discrimination and hatred every day of her life based on her nationality. Her parents and four year old niece were also granted asylum in the US and lived with us in Houston.
One of my most vivid memories of those times was her mother grocery shopping. In the Soviet Union people spent hours a day queued up in food lines to obtain small amounts of meat and produce. We would go grocery shopping together in Houston and she was constantly amazed by the variety and abundance of food in the US.
And now the roles are reversing. Americans facing food shortages due to government policies, while Russians have cheap abundant food.
via Real Climate Science
June 8, 2022