Ukraine War Drives Food Prices to Record High

Global food prices hit a new record high in March, the United Nations said Friday, as the war in Ukraine threatens food shortages in some of the world’s poorest countries and deeper inflation challenges for Western food manufacturers.

The war has disrupted Ukraine’s prodigious exports of wheat, sunflower oil and other produce, and impacted food exports from Russia, upending a part of the world that has become increasingly important to feeding a growing global population.

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