Food shortages in 2023?

VermontCathy Posts: 1,827 ✭✭✭✭✭

I am seeing reports that the harvest in Argentina right now is as much as 30% below normal, due mainly to drought.

Other reports say that inputs (fertilizer, phosphate, etc.) will be short because Russia is normally one of the major producers, and they will not be able to export much. This will have ripple effects on production in all nations that source fertilizer ingredients from them.

Last year there was an excellent worldwide harvest, despite challenges in shipping the crops. That will probably not be the case in 2023.

I expect higher food prices in the West, and serious shortages in the poorer nations.