U.N. sounds alarm about countries limiting food exports
A rise in national limits or bans on food exports has ignited warnings from U.N. leaders of potential disruptions to the global food supply. The domestic supply of grains and rice for most exporting countries is generally good in years after great harvests, according to the U.N.’s food and ag program. However, export reductions could hit countries that rely heavily on importing their food, the Washington Post reports. Rice and wheat prices are rising steeply as some countries stock up—and hold onto—their grain supplies.