In recent times the global food supply has faced issues such as the coronavirus pandemic, supply chain strains, and climatic events. These disturbances were already pushing food costs up and this was exacerbated by Russia attacking Ukraine in late February.
All of this has been shifting worldwide food security into a condition of high risk which could cause a lot of issues. The situation is escalating to be a lot more than they are letting on. Unfortunately, the majority of people don’t seem to be aware of how severe the impending food shortages could be. UN Secretary-General António Guterres openly indicated earlier this year that he believes that it is likely that there will be “multiple famines” in 2023. Researchers found that between the second and third quarters of this year, the danger of civil unrest increased in 101 of the 198 countries tracked by its Civil Unrest Index.
There is a chance that in 2023 that there just won’t be enough food for everyone, there could be a lot more unrest in the world. As 2022 comes to a close, many populations could endure severe hardship. Famines and civil unrest could occur all over the world in 2023. Multiple food warehouses have suspiciously been on fire recently around the world such as Paris’s world’s largest produce market (the Rungis market).
Questions could be asked on whether this could be done deliberately, but we need to be prepared for the food shortages if they do come. Ultimately there needs to be more awareness of this issue before its too late.