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June 9, 2022, 10:29 AM

India Seen as Thwarting G-7 Push to Avert Global Food Crisis

Bryce Baschuk
Bryce Baschuk
Bloomberg News

A plan proposed by the Group of Seven nations to mitigate a looming global food crisis is confronting an immovable force -- India.

Next week in Geneva, the world’s trade ministers will consider a proposal that’s backed by more than 50 nations to avoid a cascade of international food export restrictions that may spark destabilizing, hunger-driven conflicts in the world’s most volatile regions.

But Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to ban wheat exports from India is thwarting international efforts to combat rising food prices.

“At the end of the day they are making matters worse,” European Union Executive Vice ...

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