Middle East Drought Threatens Food Prices

Per a U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization environmental economist, the last 5 year span of dryness is the worst in the last 100 years. The winter drought could pose a threat to global food prices by depleting local crops. Varying degrees of drought are hitting almost 2/3 of the limited arable land across Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, the Palestinian territories and Iraq.¬†“When governments that are responsible for importing basic foodstuffs have shortages in production, they will go to outside¬†markets, where the extra demand will no doubt push global food prices higher.”

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