Ukraine and the global food supply crisis

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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