Driving the world into hunger? – Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball

Eye on the Geopolitical Ball

Peace, Security & Defence

Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball, brought to you by Jamie Shea, Senior Fellow of Friends of Europe and former NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General, provides a weekly overview of the current and emerging crises or threats in security and defence.

Using his past experience as an ex-NATO insider, his in-depth knowledge and insights gained throughout the years, Jamie casts his eye on the state of geopolitics in Europe and across the globe. He brings an independent view and essential insight into a range of conflicts and emerging threats on our shores and further afield.

Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball is essential viewing for anyone who wants to keep track of events as they unfold.

This week on Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball, Jamie Shea, Senior Fellow at Friends of Europe, sheds light on the impact of the Russian invasion on the already tense global food situation. Food prices have increased tremendously since the beginning of the Covid19 pandemic in many parts of the world and the crisis in Ukraine is deteriorating the situation further. With 800 million people suffering from food insecurity, Shea argues that we need to act now. For Europeans that means consuming less meat, using less grain to produce ethanol fuel, reviving farmland, making farming more attractive, looking for new suppliers such as India, food education for citizens and using science and technology solutions we already have.

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