U.S. drought could set in motion global food crisis

Mongabay: The U.S. is suffering drought levels not seen in over 50 years—and drawing comparisons to the Dust Bowl—with 56 percent of the contiguous U.S. in moderate to extreme drought. Some experts fear that the drought, and resulting hikes in food prices, could propel another global food crisis like those seen in 2008 and 2010. While not as severe as the Dust Bowl yet, the drought has put the U.S. government on alarm. Unprecedentedly, the government has declared a third of the U.S. counties covering 26 states......

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