Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is causing global hunger and skyrocketing food prices, and future supply chain disruptions will cause more misery. Many countries realize they should grow more food, but they have sold most of their best land to China, which uses it to feed its population. A few years ago, China bought nearly a tenth of Ukraine’s arable land. Countries should start screening people looking to buy their farmland, as they have done with potential buyers of sensitive technology.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres said: “There can be no effective solution to the global food crisis without the re-integration of Ukrainian food production, as well as Russian-made food and fertilizers. exported to the world market,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on June 24. faces many famines this year and worse in 2023. But Ukraine’s grain and other foods won’t be able to enter world markets anytime soon because sea lanes are still blocked by Russia. Ukraine is sending some grain to world markets via rail to Poland and Romania, but doing so is laborious and expensive. Before the war, about 90% of Ukraine’s grain was exported through seaports.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-does-china-own-so-much-ukraine-farming-land-exports-food-crisis-grow-wheat-production-sell-grain-territory-11656534819 Why does China own so much Ukraine?