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Australia: Global food shock real, says former Nats leader

…”This comes at a time of unprecedented concerns globally of very low grain stocks. It is not beyond the realms of possibility that we will see a food shock in the next few years,” Mr Anderson told ABC Radio.

“We talk about oil shocks. We have gone on assuming that the supermarket shelves will always be loaded.”

Mr Anderson said in an average year Australian farmers produced enough food and fibre for perhaps 100 million people, with most exported and plenty left for our own supermarkets shelves.

But in a world where a billion people still live on less than a dollar a day and go hungry, there are major humanitarian issues, he said.

“This affects everyone from the farmers right through to those people who are dependent on countries like Australian to feed them,” he said.

The Courier-Mail

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