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Food Crisis Can Follow Political Warfare

Touch the Soil News #1526 (Feature photo The City of Doha, Qatar – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International3.0 Unported2.5 Generic2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license, StellarD).

Voice of America news brings us a sobering story of how one small nation – Qatar – had its food imports blockaded by neighboring nations. This is tough survival time when almost 100 percent of the nation’s food had to be imported through the borders of the nations which set up the blockades. Qatar, a desert and city nation of 2.7 million people had to act fast.

Nonetheless, Qatar took the challenge seriously and is diligently striving for food self-sufficiency. In a world that can use food punishment as a political weapon, the concept of national food security should not be lost on all nations in the world. You can read the full story here: https://www.voanews.com/economy-business/spurned-neighbors-qatar-aims-self-sufficiency

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