Venezuela Faces Beer Shortage as Country's Largest Brewer Shutters Its Doors

Empresas Polar produces about 80 percent of the beer brewed in the country.

— -- Beer is the latest victim of Venezuela's economic crisis after the country's largest brewer was forced to halt production late last week.

Empresas Polar produces about 80 percent of the beer brewed in the country, as well as various snacks and soft drinks.

Maduro responded to this declaration by advising residents to cultivate “urban farms” to produce their own food. The ability to produce food at home, however, has been hindered by a shortage of seeds and medicine required to vaccinate farm animals, according to NPR.

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