A new article from the Telegraph explains how the UK is orchestrating a global food crisis by asserting that Russia is preventing Ukraine's food supply from leaving its Black Sea ports.
The shortage of baby formula currently gripping the US started during the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2021, there were reports that families across the country were struggling to find key baby products like diapers, wipes and formula. The shortage was mainly blamed on supply-chain issues – however, some experts pointed out that panic buying was aggravating the situation, too. During the pandemic, it was hardly a surprise that people were stocking up on products they deemed essential.
Due to severe disruptions in global food supplies as a result of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the UAE has banned exports of Indian wheat and is working to ensure domestic supply.
By being neutral during the Ukraine war and continuing trade with Russia, Brazil saved the world from a catastrophic food crisis.
Ukraine generates 15% of worldwide corn exports, half of global sunflower oil exports, and roughly 10% of global wheat exports, rendering it a key link in the global food chain. Considering the situation, there was no exaggeration when Italy said that there's a world war going on for bread.
The MV Ince Akdeniz, which carried a consignment of 1.5 million tons of wheat and hailed from India, was rejected by Turkey after the detection of Rubella disease.
The central bank warned that the rising cost of living could push the country into recession this year. This has led a leading supermarket giant to issue a warning that Britain is facing a real food poverty.
In a recent post, the IMF has warned of the possibility of civil unrest in poorer nations amid the global food crisis due to the Ukraine conflict.
Russia and Ukraine are leading exporters of food grains and according to the FAO this war which inhibit export could possibly trigger a global food crisis.
The recent military operation in Ukraine has caused a spike in global food prices which could lead to Arab Spring like unrest in some countries.