Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and former Ukrainian Parliament member Hanna Hopko discuss the food security crisis as Russia’s invasion threatens production and the importance of Ukraine winning the war.
SEN. JONI ERNST: About 40 to 45 percent of the production in Ukraine will be decreased this year because of the war and the scarcity of supplies that go into the planting season. And we know that Ukraine also supports about 400 million people around the world with its food products. So we do see that we have an impending famine. And I’ve heard from David Beasley at the World Food Bank that he’s now going to have to take from the hungry to feed the starving.
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