Why global food prices are spiking : Planet Money : The Indicator from Planet Money Global food prices were rising even before Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but the war in Eastern Europe is putting more pressure on supply. Today, the global impact of rising food prices and how countries are attempting to make up for missing supply.

The rising tides of global food prices

The rising tide of global food prices

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The war in Ukraine is worsening an already serious problem of rising global food prices. The loss of critical wheat production from Ukraine and Russia is spiking prices in the Middle East and East Africa, which rely heavily on importing their food.

Today, we talk to Asha Jaffar about how citizens in Nairobi are grappling with higher food prices. And we look at how other countries are responding to this global food supply shock.

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