BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Russian tanks and missiles besieging Ukraine are also threatening the food supply and livelihoods of people in Europe, Africa and Asia who depend on the Sea Region’s vast fertile farmlands. Black – known as the “breadbasket of the world.”
Ukrainian farmers have been forced to neglect their fields as millions flee, fight or try to stay alive. Ports are closed that send wheat and other food staples around the world to be made into bread, noodles and animal feed. And there are fears that Russia, another agricultural powerhouse, could see its grain exports disrupted by Western sanctions.