The reasons behind the pending global food crisis explained
MACRON: WE WILL BE FACED WITH A GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS
🎙Emmanuel Macron was interviewed yesterday on France Bleu Radio, one of the state-funded media outlets. He outlined there his plan to face the upcoming food crisis.
The South Asian island nation is grappling with its worst economic meltdown in over seven decades, with rolling electricity blackouts and essential goods such as food and cooking gas also in short supply.
Soldiers were deployed after angry crowds blocked a main artery in Colombo and held up traffic for hours because they were unable to buy kerosene oil on Monday, government spokesman Ramesh Pathirana said…. Read More
WEF: We’re Witnessing the Beginning of a Global Food Crisis, Driven by COVID-19 and the War in Ukraine
We are currently witnessing the beginning of a global food crisis, driven by the knock-on effects of a pandemic and more recently the rise in fuel prices and the conflict in Ukraine.
● More people around the world will go hungry as a result of the pandemic, high fuel prices and the conflict in Ukraine.
● Russia and Ukraine are also major producers and suppliers of fertilizers and their raw materials.
● Existing logistical issues with moving grain and food are likely to worsen.
● Disruptions will put further pressure on this year’s harvest and lead to higher food prices.
● Even before the pandemic, the FAO estimated that 690 million people or 9% of the world’s population, were facing food insecurity.
There were already clear logistical issues with moving grain and food around the globe, which will now be considerably worse as a result of the war. But a more subtle relationship sits with the link to the nutrients needed to drive high crop yields and quality worldwide.
Crops are the basis of our food system, whether feeding us or animals, and without secured supply in terms of volume and quality, our food system is bankrupt. Crops rely on a good supply of nutrients to deliver high yields and quality (as well as water, sunlight and a healthy soil), which in modern farming systems come from manufactured fertilizers.
While the unelected psychopathic banker sends arms and money to Ukraine, Italian children in Milan (and beyond) beg for a piece of bread. In Italy ten million compatriots live in poverty, corrupt media don’t talk about it. Mario Draghi devastated the nation without using bombs
Shanghai Authorities Urge Calm as Panic Buying Mounts Stocked by Lockdown Fears Amid COVID-19 Surge
Shanghai authorities on Wednesday (March 23) called for calm as worried citizens swamped online grocery platforms to stock up on food over fears of impending lockdowns.
China is experiencing its worst COVID-19 outbreak since the start of the pandemic more than two years ago, with Shanghai posting record-high case counts as the Omicron variant frustrates authorities.
China’s biggest city on Wednesday reported 981 cases—all but four of them asymptomatic—a number that dwarfs any previous daily tally in the city and which is nearly one-fifth of the day’s national total.
Shanghai has responded to the outbreak with targeted residential lockdowns in areas with confirmed cases or close contacts.
There are growing public fears of more local lockdowns or stay-at-home orders for the entire city of roughly 25 million people.
Reality of millions of children in Yemen due to Geopolitical crisis half a million children die from hunger…
12 February 2021– Nearly 2.3 million children under the age of five in Yemen are projected to suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021, four United Nations agencies warned today. Of these, 400,000 are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition and could die if they do not receive urgent treatment…read UN report