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The Ukraine – Russian conflict likely to cause worldwide severe food shortages

Early in the war between Russia and Ukraine, United States grain analysts were relatively unconcerned about the likely impact of the war on global grain supplies. The impact was downplayed as no worse than previous supply disruptions even though this involved the Ukraine and Russia which both account for a significant share of global grain production and exports. Previous large supply disruptions had occurred in 1994, 2003, and 2018, generally due to drought in key growing areas. The sense was “it will be…

There is not enough farmland to feed the world

ABC By Lucy Barbour If you thought finding enough food to feed the world was a big problem, think again. An American agribusiness adviser the real issue is finding enough farmland to produce it. Philippe de Laperouse is the managing director of HighQuest Partners in St. Louis in the United States. He says the rising demand for high protein food from developing countries is putting pressure on production. “We’ve made some estimates where we think that anywhere between 65-80 million hectares of additional…
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