Natural disasters

Growing shortages and rising food prices in China

China Floods

Epic flood has ravaged crops in the Yangtze basin, the south and east, while drought has hit the north and west; consumers already face higher prices amid increasing scarcity.

Senior officials at the United Nations have warned the Security Council there is a risk of acute food insecurity in many parts of the world — caused by conflict, climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic. Food shortages are on the rise globally and threaten to reach “biblical proportions” without immediate action to address the root causes, top officials dealing with food issues said.

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