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Is Russia manipulating food supplies during pandemic?

  • 27 May 08:17

Last month, Russia, the world's largest wheat exporter, suspended global grain exports – precisely the type of action the World Health Organization, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the World Trade Organization have warned would endanger global food supply chains. This is bad news for the EU, a major importer of essential foods from Russia - not least because Russia's ban also extends to other essential foods like rye, barley, corn, soybeans, andsunflower oil. To make matters worse, the ban was announced when Russia seemed to have weathered the worst of the pandemic. But given that Russia has, in past weeks, become an epicentre of. Read more...