Widespread water shortages caused by global warming could lead to food shortages and mass migration, an expert has warned parts of africa, the middle east and asia will be worst affected, with pockets of australia, the us and southern europe also predicted to suffer. Mobs of kangaroos have been raiding patches of grass in the australian capital canberra, driven to the city's sports fields, back yards and roadsides by food scarcity. Food shortage is most easily conceptualized as a production problem - not enough food is grown to meet regional needs - but constraints on importation as well as storage can also cause or contribute to food shortage food shortage is also created where food is exported from areas where production is adequate or even abundant.
While we would not run out of food and drink in this scenario, there would be potential for serious disruption to supplies and this would have implications for product availability and consumer choice, said a spokesperson for the food and drink federation. Wednesday’s study flagged venezuelans’ deteriorating diets, which are deficient in vitamins and protein, as currency controls restrict food imports, hyperinflation eats into salaries, and people line up for hours to buy basics like flour.
Massive food shortage creates worldwide chaos skyrocketing food prices are hitting pocketbooks worldwide the world's poorest countries which have the highest population bases are most at-risk as core food supplies become scarce.
The world could be facing a food shortage in just 10 years, according to an agricultural data technology company gro intelligence founder and chief executive sara menker says previous calculations about food supply have focused on mass and weight, not nutritional value — and this is where things become problematic.
Poverty, a lack of investment in agriculture, natural disasters, conflict, displacement and rising global food prices are some of the causes of food shortages hunger crises develop when people face food shortages for prolonged periods without intervention by governments and aid agencies.