War on Ukraine Sparks Fears of Global Food Crisis ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

….agricultural output from one of the world’s most productive growing regions has ground to a halt, causing the price of key food staples and fertilizer to approach record levels and sparking fears of worsening global hunger.

“The escalation of the conflict is now putting markets into serious turmoil,” the Agricultural Market Information System said Monday in a report. “Any serious disruption of production and exports from these suppliers will no doubt drive up prices further and erode food security for millions of people.”

David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP) at the United Nations, warned recently that “the bullets and bombs in Ukraine could take the global hunger crisis to levels beyond anything we’ve seen before.”

commondreams War on Ukraine Sparks Fears of Global Food Crisis ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’