It seems like everybody is making bread these days. Now, even the Prime Minister is addressing this rising situation. Justin Trudeau's sourdough comment gave a shoutout to all the people trying to make bread during isolation.
During his daily address on May 5 where he announced help for Canada's food and agriculture industry, the Prime Minister took a moment to talk about all the at-home cooking and baking going on.
He started off by thanking everybody who is working in the food industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"People are spending a lot more time in the kitchen," Trudeau said. "Cooking for an elderly neighbour, cooking for themselves, discovering new recipes, trying to make sourdough."
When he mentioned people's attempts to make bread, Trudeau furrowed his eyebrows and shook his head a little.
"These days cooking and baking is about more than nourishment. It's also about relieving stress, finding a community, supporting each other, creating memories," he said.
After his comment, people took to Twitter to share their thoughts about Trudeau and sourdough.
"Trudeau just said 'trying to make sourdough' with a dramatic disdain that I appreciate," one person tweeted.
Someone else posted a photo of their sourdough starter and thanked Trudeau for the mention.
Along with mentioning everybody's latest isolation obsession, Trudeau announced a bunch of funding for the food sector.
More than $77 million will go towards supporting food processors during the pandemic so they can buy PPE for workers and adapt to health protocols.
A $125 million agri-recovery initiative was also announced for beef and pork producers that are raising more livestock than the system can process into food.
That's just an initial investment; more money will be added if need be.
"With hotels and restaurants closed, too much of certain types of food, like milk, butter and potatoes, is being produced," Trudeau said.
Some producers have even had to throw out products.
To help out, he announced a $50 million surplus food purchase program for items at risk of going to waste.
They'll then be redistributed to organizations addressing food insecurity.
This could include Canadian potatoes that would be made into french fries that have been put into storage by farmers because there are just too many of them and not enough demand.