A novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic in 2020 was reported worldwide at the press conference held by the Information Office of the State Council in September 7th. Since 2020, the new crown pneumonia epidemic has spread worldwide. The international food supply chain has been hit by the impact, prices are rising and supplies are tightening. The world food security situation has worsened. Nearly 20 countries have adopted grain export restrictions. In the spring and summer of 2020, desert locust disasters broke out in some countries, superimposing the impact of the global epidemic, making it difficult to implement conventional disaster prevention and control, aggravating the panic of food security, and some countries even entered a state of emergency.
According to the United Nations report, in 2020, at least 155 million people in the world will face severe food insecurity, a new high in recent five years. At the same time, the problems of food loss in developing countries and food waste in developed countries persist for a long time.
Source: China News Network