Media: Food stocks will be forced to share with other countries

The world media continues to paint catastrophic pictures of food shortages in the world.

So did the American daily newspaper. The Washington Postwhich, traditionally for the Western press, blaming Russia for what is happening, does not spare colors for describing current problems.

The publication writes that "hopes for averting widespread famine" rest on the ability of farmers to "squeeze every last bushel of wheat, corn and soybeans out of their fields." To do this, they need adequate supplies of nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium solutions to help grow crops.

Yet skyrocketing prices are jeopardizing farmers' access to fertilizer when they need it most, forcing many in Africa and Latin America to adopt less efficient alternatives or change crop patterns in desperate agricultural improvisation.

The theme is picked up by the website of the Singapore TV channel Channel NewsAsia.

He emphasizes that in fact in world history there was not a single international treaty relating to food. There is also no established mechanism to help countries in dire need of food or in the event of a large-scale destructive conflict. Concrete steps towards global food cooperation can be a legacy of Indonesia's current G20 Presidency and a historic achievement.

This cooperation could take the form of global and regional food stocks, transparency of national food stocks, or even an international food agreement that obliges states to help others in times of shortage.

Without such cooperation, we will continue to face repeated global food crises, including those caused by export bans.

- says Channel NewsAsia.

It is worth noting that Singapore, as an island nation dependent on food supplies, is itself extremely interested in the proposed “mandatory supply” food supply scheme.

Indian newspaper New Delhi Times also hits the spotlight as the International Committee of the Red Cross “warns that hundreds of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa are starving because of conflict, climate shocks and rising food prices.”
  • Photos used: US Department of Agriculture
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 18 July 2022 08: 46
    Well, yes, on the one hand, vaccines are being developed to reduce the number of people in Africa, on the other hand, these same gentlemen will feed Africans for free? If they do, then most likely in exchange for a specific vaccination.
  2. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 18 July 2022 13: 55
    Whipping up the excitement of the upcoming Holodomor with one shot, the West kills five rabbits at once:
    1. The Russian Federation is to blame
    2. They block the foreign market for agricultural products of the Russian Federation through freight, insurance, foreign exchange transactions, etc.
    3. To oblige the Russian Federation to contain the starving, but with permission, through “international” channels, under the strict supervision of the West and on its terms.
    4. Raising prices increases the income of Western agricultural monopolies
    5. Enslavement through various kinds of “aid” programs by analogy with Iraq after the US invasion – “oil for food”
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 19 July 2022 10: 10
      It is useless to explain to a hungry person who is to blame. He wants to eat and will go to feed in the West. Let them feed him with all the rabbits there. Only a Western rabbit farm can go bankrupt...
  3. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 19 July 2022 13: 23
    Media: Food stocks will be forced to share with other countries

    Have you tried to work?