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Global Food Crisis is Leaving Millions Hungry, But There are Solutions

Woman sorting beans in Rwanda

By Michael Le Page, New Scientist

23 May 2022

Hundreds of millions of people around the world are going hungry as food prices continue to rise as a result of everything from the coronavirus pandemic to India’s extreme heatwave to the ongoing war in Ukraine. Without meaningful action to make food more affordable, we may see starvation and political upheaval.

“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. There is enough food in our world for everyone, but we must act together, urgently & with solidarity," tweeted António Guterres, the United Nations secretary-general, on 19 May.

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