Food shortages threaten the world: countries impose restrictive measures

The world is threatened by a lack of food, and in some cases hunger is possible, writes Finnish Kauppalehti. The newspaper claims that disruptions in the supply of industrial components is a trifle compared to how COVID-19 breaks global “food chains”.

As in other industries, food production on a global scale is networked: a chain reaction easily arises. According to FAO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, coronavirus has an active impact on the food industry on an appropriate scale. The consequences are already visible.

The world is talking about food protectionism. Food stocks are now accumulated by both states and individual consumers. So, because of “food protectionism,” the United States is already restricting agricultural exports. At the same time, Russia also imposed restrictions on the export of grain and rice.

Also, in many regions, agriculture depends on the seasonal labor of migrants from other countries. Now there is a risk that these crops will remain rot in the fields.

When there are no offers, prices rise. Hunger is growing in combination with food protectionism - especially in countries that are poor and dependent on food imports

- emphasizes the Finnish edition.
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  1. Offline (Alexander) 31 March 2020 12: 21
    Strange ... And what, before this famine on the globe was not !? And before that, every 9th person in the world was starving ...
    Or is it meant not hunger among the hungry, but hunger among the well-fed?
    So in the world every 8th with obesity ... How people will not get tired of writing nonsense ... And the conclusions are primitive to disgrace - a virus and an epidemic - there will be hunger. So without epidemics, he did not go anywhere - they write all sorts of nonsense!
    1. Aleksandr2020 Offline Aleksandr2020
      Aleksandr2020 (Alexander Vk) 31 March 2020 20: 04
      The virus began to threaten the "civilized", and that's why they started talking about it.
  2. Regis Offline Regis
    Regis (Sergey Kopan) 31 March 2020 12: 56
    Finns have always been "famous" as great thinkers and analysts. All periods of Finland's prosperity are associated with Russia, and the Chukhons never tire of shitting on it ... So here, too, "Finnish guys slow down".
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 31 March 2020 13: 13
    At the same time, Russia also imposed restrictions on the export of grain and rice.

    Yes, Russia immediately, just immediately needs to impose not only "restrictions on the export of grain and rice", but in general urgently introduce regulations on the strict accounting of all food products produced in Russia: meat (canned meat), canned milk, cereals, flour and cereals of all species, fish (canned fish), vegetable oils, sugar and sweets (chocolates), biscuits and cookies, etc. etc...

    - And all this, under a very strict accounting of the state commission (probably, it is necessary to create an appropriate special service that supervises precisely all this) ...- It seems that the problem of coronavirus ... is very serious and for a long time ...
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  4. Alexander Semenov (Alexander Semenov) 31 March 2020 22: 13
    The world lacks sane people.
  5. 69 Offline 69
    69 April 1 2020 16: 38
    The world is threatened by a panic of the collapse of under-hegemon.