Food Supply

Half the world eats food grown with synthetic chemicals derived from natural gas.

The cost of food is going up as farmers struggle to afford fertilizer. Since Russia is the world’s largest exporter of synthetic fertilizer, the war in Ukraine is disrupting supplies. Western sanctions against Russia have prompted ships to stop calling on St. Petersburg, a Russian port city that exports much of the world’s fertilizer supply. The result? Farmers are paying three times as much for fertilizer this year than they paid in 2020, and they’re passing along the cost to consumers.

Read more at “Fertilizer Shortages Threaten Food Supply”

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