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  • [New] Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused Russia of blocking the export of 22 million tons of food products and warned that many countries will face a food crisis if their ports are unblocked. UBN
  • [New] Biodiversity is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, ending the existential threat of climate change, halting land degradation, building food security and supporting advances in human health. UN News
  • [New] When the history of the Ukraine war is written, Russia's reckless action in weaponising food and deliberately disrupting global supplies, thereby risking the lives of countless millions, may be counted a bigger crime than even its unprovoked attack on its neighbour. The Guardian
  • [New] UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is trying to broker a package deal that will allow Ukraine to resume food exports through the Black Sea and revive Russian food and fertilizer production to world markets. News18
  • [New] The sudden spike in global prices of wheat had put the food security and the neighbouring countries and other vulnerable countries at risk. Mint
  • [New] The global ramifications of Russia's invasion continued to be felt, with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warning it could spark enduring food insecurity in some parts of the world. Space War
  • [New] Emerging nations could see more acute threats to energy and food security, like the ones already causing turmoil in countries from Sri Lanka to Peru. The Times Of India
  • [New] The food shortages stoked by the war in Ukraine could last years and cause mass hunger and famine across the world. The Guardian
  • [New] The food shortages stoked by the war in Ukraine could cause malnutrition, mass hunger and famine, in a crisis that could last for years across the world. The Guardian
  • [New] The war in Ukraine, on top of all the other global crises, threatens tens of millions of people with food insecurity, malnutrition, mass hunger & famine. CNN
  • [New] Ukraine, one of the world's biggest grain producers, has been unable to export its goods through ports since Russia sent troops into Ukraine, causing a spike in food prices and fears of a global food crisis. The Guardian
  • [New] The current situation with Russian supplies has led to higher prices and could create food shortages. MiningFeeds
  • [New] Adaptation issues are closely linked to food security - a key challenge facing the continent that has been exacerbated by global supply chain disruptions and the invasion of Ukraine. Center for Global Development | Ideas to Action
  • [New] The Russian Government seems to believe that using food as a weapon will help accomplish what its invasion has not: to break the spirit of the Ukrainian people. United States Department of State
  • [New] For the wider world, China's Covid troubles could exacerbate global supply chain issues, food shortages, and inflation, as well as increase the risk of a global recession. Vox
  • [New] Russia's invasion of Ukraine caused global food prices to spike further and worsened existing hunger emergencies around the world, threatening global markets and stability. World Food Program USA
  • [New] Russia's unprovoked illegal aggression has exacerbated an already bad situation and has created a major threat to global food security through a deliberate policy of weaponisation of global food supply. The Times
  • [New] The World Bank plans to spend $12bn (£9.6bn) to support low-income countries hit by shortages of food and fertilisers that have pushed prices higher since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Guardian
  • [New] With so many countries heavily reliant on exports from Ukraine and Russia, the war in Ukraine is threatening to plunge the world even deeper into a food crisis. Unicef
  • [New] Agricultural organisations are joining forces to develop drought-resistant crops for farmers in the global South, amid warnings of a global food crisis that threatens the world's poorest. SciDev.Net
  • [New] The world economy is heading into a potentially grim period as rising costs, shortages of food and other commodities and Russia's continuing invasion of Ukraine threaten to slow economic growth and bring about a painful global slump. The New York Times
  • [New] For a world struggling with food insecurity, salmon aquaculture is a beacon of hope and opportunity - a chance for us to act locally and increase food production globally. Sea West News
  • [New] The war in Ukraine has only worked to expose the vulnerabilities of the food system and the urgency to build resilience for the long run. Forum For Agriculture

Last updated: 24 May 2022