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The United Nations estimates global food prices are almost 25% higher than they were a year ago, and a record number of people are on the brink of starvation.

  • Chris Barrett, professor of agriculture and economics at Cornell University, said the food crisis is causing “serious humanitarian consequences” like making healthy diets unaffordable, even for working people.
  • The major factors contributing to the situation are disruptions from Covid-19, climate change and the Russia-Ukraine war, said Barrett.
  • The U.S. government should extend social safety nets to the rest of the world to shield people from hunger, he said.

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