“If we do not solve the problem with fertilizers and their trade does not resume, next year the world will face a very serious supply problem (food. -

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),” said Maximo Torero, chief economist at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

According to the publication, citing the forecast of the European Central Bank, the cost of food in Europe will remain high throughout 2022.

Earlier, Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said that the politicization of energy cooperation contributed to the food crisis.

On May 8, German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Svenja Schulze warned of the possibility of the world's worst famine since World War II.

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