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Global food crisis looms due to Ukraine war: Tharoor

Ahmedabad Mirror | 20/03/2022 04:24 PM | Click to read full article

In a tweet, Tharoor said, "Ukraine & Russia account for nearly 30 per cent of the world's wheat, 17 per cent of corn and over half of sunflower seed oil exports. These have been drastically reduced by war.

"The World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that the ongoing conflict in Ukraine is further threatening global food security, with food prices already at an all-time high," he said.