This food shortage could continue until 2023

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Persistent supply chain problems, climate change, and the Russia-Ukraine war are just a few of the reasons food shortages are likely to continue into 2023.

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“We are headed for a raging food catastrophe, and the world seems to be indifferent. People in five different places are facing famine. I warned at the G20 Summit that without coordinated action, this year’s affordability crisis may become next year’s global food shortage,” United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres tweeted on 15 September. november.

What foods might still be in short supply next year?

Shortage of bread in 2023?

As Mashed reported, with Russia’s war in the Ukraine continuing (the countries account for almost 20% of world cereal grain production), “many bakeries and factories may find it difficult to obtain the ingredients needed to make bread, which which could lead to a shortage in 2023..”

And a report by August McKinsey noted that next year may be even worse, estimating that crop production in Ukraine will decline by 35-45% in the next harvest season, which began in July.

Potential shortage of sunflower and palm oil

The Brookings Institution noted that in 2020, 52% of globally traded sunflower seeds and oil came from Ukraine in 2020.

“Currently, edible oil supply chains are disrupted and edible oil prices have risen even more than grain prices,” he added.

Compounding the problem, Mashed reported that there is a simultaneous shortage of palm oil in Indonesia.

“As Indonesia is the world’s leading producer of palm oil, any ongoing supply issues only exacerbate the potential issue of vegetable oil availability in 2023,” Mashed noted.

Champagne might be hard to find next year

Climate change has put a damper on champagne production, as “a wave of extreme weather that year [2021] It resulted in a devastating amount of crops growing fungus, leading to below-average crop yields,” Mashed said.

Beers, Preserves and Pet Food

The great aluminum shortage, which began in 2020, has no end in sight.

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Labor shortages, the pandemic, the ongoing supply chain crisis, and rising demand are to blame, according to ClickOrlando.

“As for the end of the aluminum shortage, experts are hesitant with their predictions,” suggested Vincent Metals. “However, most agree that the earliest expected end would be sometime in 2023. As the nation returns to normal, aluminum purchasing could decline with uncertain supply chain impacts. In the meantime, additional production plants are being built to meet the high demand and current shortages.”

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