WEF opens with discussion on the global food crisis

DUBAI, 24 May 2022, (TON): One third of the world’s food supply is wasted every year, which is why the world food crisis was one of the pressing topics discussed on the first day of panel discussions at the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland.

Panelist David Beasley, the executive director of the UN World Food Programme, said “the world is facing the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.”

Beasley said “because of this crisis, we are taking food from the hungry to give to the starving.”

He explained that if the port of Odessa in Ukraine doesn’t open, it will add to the complexity of the global problem.

“We’ve got to get those fields back operational, we’ve got to get those silos full again.”

The WFP executive director said “failure to open the ports is a declaration of war on global food security.”

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