Foreign media: the food crisis is sweeping the planet


The topic of the food crisis is gradually returning to the pages of foreign media, although less noticeably compared to the intensity with which it was promoted six months ago, when the West demanded the export of grain from the ports of Ukraine.


That the topic of food shortages is coming to the fore again, writes a Bangladeshi The Daily Star.

The food crisis is, of course, the most pressing problem right now. It is important to broaden the definition of a food crisis to include factors other than outright lack of food, such as an artificial crisis caused by exorbitant prices and the inability of people to buy

says The Daily Star.

The publication also asks why end consumers are still forced to overpay for food, the prices of which, according to all reports, should fall.

The fact that fertilizers are used inefficiently even in developed countries, writes the website The Conversation (Australia). It is noted that in the UK alone, less than half of the 174 tons of imported phosphate is actually being productively used for growing food, with phosphorus utilization efficiency being similar across the EU.

The British newspaper writes about the rise in food prices in Sweden. The Guardian. It is the fifth largest EU member state in terms of GDP per capita. Natural gas makes up only 2% of its energy, which saved the country from the most destructive economic consequences of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The poverty rate is well below the European average. But skyrocketing energy bills and skyrocketing food prices are as evident here as they are elsewhere.

Butter is up about 25% this year, meat is up 24% and cheese is up about 22%, according to consumer price comparison sites.

– stated in the publication of the British media.

Spanish magazine writes about the food shortage in Peru Atalayar. Currently, about 16,6 million people, or more than half of the population, do not have regular access to sufficient food, despite the fact that the World Bank classifies Peru as an upper middle income country.

Well, the Belgian resource Politico Europe decided to tell readers about the anger of Ukrainian officials after the European Union decided to lift sanctions on Russian supplies of fertilizers and food.

The publication indicated that a number of European states, led by Poland, opposed even the slightest relaxation of anti-Russian sanctions.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 22 December 2022 14: 17
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    Friends report that prices in Moscow have caught up with prices in Germany. Their son is studying there.
    so yes, the crisis is marching...
  2. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 22 December 2022 14: 48
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    What crisis? Flour - 36 - 90 rubles / kg (choose any), pork 219 - 387 (for pulp. The price depends on the store, the quality is the same), beef 360 - 790 (as with pork), potatoes 29 - 64 (for every taste), butter in packs bzmzh 180g, fat content 72% - from 86 to 240 (depending on the manufacturer and store), milk 3,2% 46-92 rubles / liter. Bread 36 - 75 rub. Buckwheat 45-112 rubles / kg. Serbian wine 169 rub/l. Chickens from 90 rubles. Duck from 230 per kg. Pasta and other products from 23 rubles / kg. Pollock fish excellent fillet 180 - 240 rubles / kg.
    No need to fill in about the lack of food and high prices. I go shopping every day.
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  4. Anton Kuzmin Offline Anton Kuzmin
    Anton Kuzmin (Anton Kuzmin) 22 December 2022 16: 00
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    Quote: zzdimk
    What crisis? Flour - 36 - 90 rubles / kg (choose any), pork 219 - 387 (for pulp. The price depends on the store, the quality is the same), beef 360 - 790 (as with pork), potatoes 29 - 64 (for every taste), butter in packs bzmzh 180g, fat content 72% - from 86 to 240 (depending on the manufacturer and store), milk 3,2% 46-92 rubles / liter. Bread 36 - 75 rub. Buckwheat 45-112 rubles / kg. Serbian wine 169 rub/l. Chickens from 90 rubles. Duck from 230 per kg. Pasta and other products from 23 rubles / kg. Pollock fish excellent fillet 180 - 240 rubles / kg.
    No need to fill in about the lack of food and high prices. I go shopping every day.

    "Moscow is not Russia!" (WITH)
    In the provinces, everything is much cheaper, prices are slowly falling. And, most importantly, incl. and for some products in the lower price segment. Sugar, buckwheat, rice are actually lower than a year ago.
  5. Yuriy_7 Offline Yuriy_7
    Yuriy_7 (Yuri) 23 December 2022 09: 57
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    Peru and Bangladesh are not subjects of the Russian Federation, so it is not excluded that there will be interruptions in food supplies.
  6. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 23 December 2022 23: 23
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    Well, I don’t know how it is in the world, but in our village there is a magnet and a pyaterochka filled with products. I don’t like it - the market is nearby .. Everything is there .. Only a little money laughing