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Russia’s War Exacerbates Global Food Crisis

Bottom Line Up Front:
● Russia’s war of aggression has nearly halted grain exports from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, destabilizing a
fragile world food market already stressed by the pandemic and recent droughts.
● Prices of grain and other staple crops are up 50 percent on world markets, which the UN estimates
could drive hundreds of millions into food insecurity and provoke famine in the developing world.
● Food instability will continue to drive up costs for Americans here at home and could destabilize
countries in the developing world, exacerbating the risk of conflict and terrorism.

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