Extreme Weather Events Spark Fear of Global Food Crisis
Jan 15, 2011; 12:06 PM ET
A series of extreme weather events around the world have caused food production failures sparking fear of a global food crisis.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization was forced to have emergency meetings to evaluate the growing food concerns. They blame extreme weather as one of the major factors for shortages, and that urgent action is necessary.
Extreme weather has affected the global food shortages on various levels. Since July 2010, prices on basic staples wheat, corn, soybeans and rice have reached record highs.
History-making heat waves and droughts devastated Russia's wheat crops, destroying the harvest. One-third of the Russian buckwheat harvest has been lost.