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Russia's war in Ukraine could lead to a global food crisis

Clip: 05/19/2022 | 5m 14s | Video has closed captioning.

The U.S. on Thursday accused Russia of using food as a weapon in its war on Ukraine, and in turn, creating a global food security crisis. Ukraine grows enough food to feed 400 million people, and Ukraine and Russia together account for a third of the world’s wheat exports. But Russia’s invasion and blockade of Ukrainian ports are preventing exports of grain and steel. Nick Schifrin reports.

Aired: 05/19/22

Rating: NR

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