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The Ukraine conflict and the West’s reflexive reaction to it by imposing crippling sanctions on one of the world’s top commodities producers, Russia, has destabilized global trade markets in ways not previously imagined. As a result of this and other factors, up to 49 million people in 46 countries are knocking at famine’s door, according to UN food agencies. Grains and oil seeds can’t get to countries most dependent on others for food, especially in Africa. World leaders are blaming Moscow for the hunger crisis, claiming it deliberately creates shortages. However, Western sanctions imposed on Black Sea ports and Russian ships are stopping Russia from exporting food and fertiliser. The documentary explores the real reasons behind a looming global food crisis. Watch: 

Run time: 26 min
Production: RT Documentaries (2022)