The Coming Food Catastrophe

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The widely accepted idea of a cost-of-living crisis does not begin to capture the gravity of what may lie ahead according to António Guterres, the UN secretary general. He warned earlier this week that the coming months threaten “the spectre of a global food shortage” that could last for years. The high cost of staple foods has already raised the number of people who cannot be sure of getting enough to eat by 440m, to 1.6bn. Nearly 250m are on the brink of famine.

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0:00 The Global Cost Of Living Crisis
1:19 Breadbasket Economies
1:30 How Important is Ukraine?
3:05 Reduced Production in China
3:25 Trapped Grain
5:01 How Big Is The Shortage?
5:45 The Fertilizer Shortage
7:08 Which Countries Will Be Affected?
9:47 The Food Shortage of 2007-2008
10:37 Sponsored Content
12:10 What Are The Solutions?
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  2. So, in the UK what foods do you believe we will find it difficult to get?? I have seen lots of these videos but no one really states what food shortfalls will happen in what countries

  3. Russia is using this as a lever to lower sanctions. At the same time sending misinformation targetting the developing world to try and shift blame onto Ukraine and the West.

    In terms of other options if the blockade stays in place. There is rail through Poland and Romania that involves transfer at the border before transport to a Port as you mentioned. There are Ukraine river ports on the Danube that can transfer to barges and transport to Constanta port via the lower Danube river and canal system. But again there is limited capacity through there as it isn't set up that way.

    Lastly, there is a bit of a wildcard. If Belarus can be persuaded to allow passage of grain trains from Ukraine through it to Lithuanian ports that has the advantage of not requiring transshipment of the grain at the borders. So should be more efficient. Coming to an agreement with Belarus is probably more palatable than Russia itself, considering that Belarus forces aren't participating in the actual invasion, and with the movement of Russian forces to the east and away from the north isn't directly hosting supply lines and Russian forces for the invasion anymore.

  4. Well guys, as a citizen of Ukraine, I said that say all your thanks to the central EU leaders such as GER FR and ITA presidents or pr.ministers. They said that we must talk and leave Putler with face for his inner propaganda methods, they said we wont provide stronger sanctions for russia as its nuclear bomb advantage and fear of newborn Hitler from ruSSia. By the way methalurgical facility where Im working at was multiply hit by rockets yesterday. And im fine. Glory to Ukraine! Glory for Heroes!

  5. So Russia has f*** up the wholed world and German officials still s**k their money regardless of the consiquences…Okay personal gain against the whole world.
    Just remember that we all live in one world and under the same sky and if everyone is doomed so are you 😘

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