How War, Oil and Ships Are Building a Hunger Crisis

Even before Russia invaded Ukraine, food prices had been rising around the world, driven by the higher shipping costs, energy inflation and labor shortages that have followed in the pandemic’s wake, along with extreme weather. Global food prices are at all-time highs, with a benchmark UN index soaring more than 40% over the past two years. War in one of the world’s major breadbaskets, plus the sanctions imposed on Russia and measures taken by some countries to protect their own food supply have

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