Expert: Food Shortages Could Be ‘Just as Deadly’ as Diseases, Next Global Threat

The world has been focused for more than two years on the coronavirus epidemic, but one health expert says people should be aware that the threat of food shortages around the globe could be “just as deadly.”

Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, warned against governments only focusing on one virus.

Sands said food shortages could become the next global health crisis and world leaders should prepare for it.

“It’s not as well-defined as some brand new pathogen appearing with distinctive new symptoms. But it could well be just as deadly,” Sands said in a Reuters report.- READ MORE