When conflict and climate change bite, will high food prices persist?

LONDON – Food prices around the world have soared to record levels this year as the Russo-Ukrainian war slashed the countries’ main exports of wheat and fertilizers at the same time as droughts, floods and heat triggered by climate change destroy more crops. Wheat prices hit their 14-year peak in March, and corn prices hit … Read more

direct | Day 53 of the war in Ukraine

Days passed and the Russian army continued its relentless bombardment of Orkin. Russia also issued an ultimatum to the last Ukrainian defenders of Mariupol, asking them to lay down their arms and evacuate this strategic port in the southeast of the country, the capture of which would be an important victory for Moscow. All the … Read more