The painful food truths exposed by Russia’s war in Ukraine

A global food crisis is looming because of Russia’s brutal war in Ukraine.

The two countries have been responsible for more than a quarter of the world’s wheat exports and big quantities of barley, corn and vegetable oil. On top of punishing climate policies and the world’s emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic, prices of fertilizer, energy and transport are soaring, and food prices have climbed 61 per cent over the past two years.

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