Putin is blockading Ukrainian ports to keep its grain from world markets.
His aim is to blackmail the world with the threat of starvation
Europe must respond to this urgent and deepening food crisis
First and foremost
Europe must push for the naval blockade to be lifted immediately
food as fuel
Europe burns the equivalent of 15 million loaves of bread EVERY DAY to power its vehicles with grain-based biofuels
Europe is using food as feed
If Europeans halved their meat intake this would free up 80 million tonnes of grain. This equals Ukrainian and Russian total production
Europe must increase domestic production
The EU should lift its prohibition on gene editing to improve crops. This could enhance yields by 20%, which alone would equal total Ukrainian grain output
The full report
RePlanet's report outlines a quantified way for Europe to address Putin's stranglehold on the world food market, in both the short and longer terms. If Europe ignores these evidence-based solutions, the outcome will be worse for the world’s poor, for the climate and for nature. It will also make it harder to face down Putin’s aggression in Ukraine. Europe can and must do better.
#SWITCH OFF PUTIN
Farm to Fork must be based in science
the EU mandate to triple the area under organic production will reduce grain harvests by 20 million tonnes