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Wed Jun 22, 2022, 12:39 PM

The UN briefed

the press about major issues it is confronting. This was a couple of days ago. The major concerns are (the war notwithstanding) the food shortages. The UN urges food exports to be allowed through the Black Sea, and also exports from Russia of food and fertilizers.

I can see how, if exports were to go forward through the Black Sea, that we might also have to allow exports from Russia as well. You see it? But, allowing that defeats a bit of the sanctions, as China and India continue to buy oil from them as well.

The UN is giving dire warnings for the entire world if the war goes on, and the supply chain for food production continues to be interrupted. They have informed us that eventually it will be a trickle down consequence that will affect all of us.

I don't think that Russia cares if the rest of the world starves, but now we will have to try to make up the difference with our own agricultural efforts. Maybe this is the time to ramp up some aid program for third world or poorer countries to grow their own food as well. Droughts continue to be a problem. Maybe we need to gift some desalination projects, or something, to reduce dependence on Russian food. Who would have thought...I didn't know...did you?

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 12:46 PM

1. Not only that...

The current heat wave in the central US wheat production area is trashing crops so this fall will be scary when the final tally of how much wheat actually was successfully produced is revealed.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 12:49 PM

2. wheat farming might have to move northward

into Canada, like wine production is migrating into Oregon and Washington state from California, or from France into England.

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 12:56 PM

3. The grain belt already reaches into Canada...

But there are droughts too and they affect the northern food production areas so it will not be easy to keep feeding us all.

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