G20 Meeting Focused On Russia Ukraine Hunger
Ag officials from the G20 recently meet in Indonesia. The USDA’s Dr. Jewel Bronaugh says they discussed efforts to end global hunger and poverty and much more.
“I think the theme that ran through the ministerial was the condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the impact on global food security.”
Bronaugh noted not only were leaders concerned about Russia’s invasion in general but also about their deliberate attacks on Ukraine's grain production, storage and transportation.
“And how that’s driving up food costs and increasing the risks of global hunger.”
While Russia is still honoring its agreement to allow Ukraine to ship grains out of the region, there are growing concerns that Russia will end that agreement.
“However, we just don’t know what Russia is going to do, so we’ll have to wait and see and be prepared.”
Making things more interesting, the fact that Russia is a member of the G20.
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