Global food crisis

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Ukraine and UN chief call for new grain deal to safeguard global food supplies
Reports suggest Russia unhappy about deal and is threatening to pull out of scheme exporting grain from Black Sea ports

Joanna Partridge

08, Mar, 2023 @5:12 PM

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The Observer view on a humanitarian calamity in the making | Observer editorial
Without a 25% rise in aid, tens of millions of people will be put at risk of starvation and disease. We must step up to the challenge

Observer editorial

04, Dec, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Climate ‘loss and damage’: why it’s such a big deal at Cop27
Global heating crisis is felt most by countries that are least to blame, so funding is central to demands for climate justice

Nina Lakhani Climate justice reporter

05, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘My house, the barns, I lost everything’: the Ukrainian farmers devastated by war
Hundreds of farms were destroyed in a war that has worsened food insecurity and threatened famine

Lorenzo Tondo in Pochepyn

24, May, 2022 @9:36 AM

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IMF boss warns over food prices and declines to rule out global recession
Speaking at Davos, Kristalina Georgieva says anxiety about food prices is ‘hitting the roof’

Larry Elliott and Graeme Wearden in Davos

23, May, 2022 @5:48 PM

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Globalisation of food production has left millions hungry | Letters
Letters: Edward Davey says heads of state need to act with urgency to address the global food crisis. Plus letters from Benny Dembitzer and Brian Fish


23, May, 2022 @5:34 PM

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US accuses Russia of weaponising food in Ukraine crisis and holding global supplies ‘hostage’
Blinken calls on Moscow to end blockade of Ukraine ports as Medvedev says Russia is ready to allow the flow of food when sanctions lift

Martin Farrer and agencies

20, May, 2022 @4:32 AM

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The banks collapsed in 2008 – and our food system is about to do the same | George Monbiot
Massive food producers hold too much power – and the regulators scarcely understand what is happening. Sound familiar, asks Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

19, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Ukraine war has stoked global food crisis that could last years, says UN
Shortages of grain and fertiliser could cause ‘mass hunger and famine, says chief, as World Bank pledges $12bn to ease shortfall

Martin Farrer and agencies

19, May, 2022 @2:57 AM

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Zelenskiy calls for end to blockade of Odesa port to prevent global food crisis
Concern after Russian missiles strike Black Sea port as Biden accuses Putin of ‘revisionist history’ in Victory Day speech

Staff and agencies

10, May, 2022 @9:24 AM

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Millions of tonnes of grain stuck in Ukraine, says German UN official
World Food Programme director says blocking of ports due to invasion means grain is ‘just sitting there’

Kate Connolly in Berlin

02, May, 2022 @2:05 PM

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Seed banks: the last line of defense against a threatening global food crisis
As climate breakdown and worldwide conflict continue to place the food system at risk, seed banks from the Arctic to Lebanon try to safeguard biodiversity

Salomé Gómez-Upegui and Rita Liu

15, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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