EXPLAINER: How did Russia-Ukraine war trigger a food crisis?
Russia Ukraine War Food Crisis Explainer FILE - Farmer Serhiy shows his grains in his barn in the village of Ptyche in eastern Donetsk region, Ukraine, Sunday, June 12, 2022. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization projects up to 181 million people in 41 countries could face food crisis or worse levels of hunger this year. Food prices were rising before the invasion, stemming from factors including bad weather and poor harvests cutting supplies, while global demand rebounded strongly from the COVID-19 pandemic. “That’s a humanitarian crisis, no question.’’Beside the threat of hunger, spiraling food prices risk political instability in such countries. The governments of developing countries must either let food prices rise or subsidize costs, Glauber said.wftv.com
From caviar to apple juice, coronavirus is changing the way the world feeds itself
His distributor in downtown Los Angeles suggested tapping into the extraordinarily busy grocery industry by supplying tuna steaks. AdvertisementEven if restaurants were to reopen in the near future, Papierniak estimates it would take three months to restart his supply chain. The coronavirus pandemic is short-circuiting the intricate network of producers and suppliers like Papierniak needed to power the global food system. It affects everything from caviar to apple juice and from Michelin-grade restaurants to the shopkeeper selling nuts and canned goods in a village in India. Restaurants, an industry where Americans devote more than half their annual food budget, are out of action.latimes.com