of severe drought and the loss of nine million hectares of crops thus
far prompted government officials in Russia to declare a state of
emergency across 14 regions on Friday, July 9.
and central Europe reporting crop damage due to floods, countries such
as Russia, France and Romania have reported that excessive heat and
water shortages are the reason for recent reductions in wheat harvest
forecasts. This news has in turn caused global wheat prices to rise to
their highest levels since winter.
Meanwhile, the United Nations
anticipates that agricultural crop losses overall are likely to be much
higher in 2010 in part due to changing weather patterns.
appreciate these reports from the United Nations, Russia, France,
Romania and countries for helping us to understand the urgency of our
food security situation. Let us all act now in the most eco-conscious
ways to restore balance to our environment and ensure adequate
sustenance for all. http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-07-06/wheat-rises-to-four-month-high-on-russia-france-heat-concerns.html http://www.france24.com/en/20100709-drought-destroys-millions-hectares-russian-crops-govt http://english.ruvr.ru/2010/07/10/11978815.html