Ukraine and the global food supply crisis

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Dylan Matthews and Dara Lind talk with Washington Post economic columnist Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) about the global food supply crisis spinning out of the war in Ukraine. The crisis is so bad that the United Nations said it could be the worst shortage since World War II. What, if anything, can be done? Dylan, Dara, and Heather discuss how we got here and the costs of potential solutions.

References:

The war in Ukraine is triggering a global food crisis. Here’s how the U.S. can help.

A global famine looms. The U.S. could prevent it.

How war in Ukraine is making people hungry in the Middle East

Russian Blockade Prompts Ukraine to Find New Ways to Shift Vital Wheat Exports

Hosts:

Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt), senior correspondent, Vox

Dara Lind (@dlind), Weeds co-host, Vox

Credits:

Sofi LaLonde, producer and engineer

Libby Nelson, editorial adviser

Amber Hall, deputy editorial director of talk podcasts

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