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Ukraine is one of the world's largest suppliers of grain (Photo: Dominik Bartsch)

EU states warn of looming food-price crisis

Prices of cereals, fertilisers, and oilseed have shot up drastically in several European markets due to Russia's war on Ukraine, prompting some member states to seek EU aid.

The prices of maize, bread wheat, and common wheat are already between 56 percent and 71 percent higher than normal in Bulgaria, for instance, while sunflower oil is 81 percent more expensive, Sofia warned its peers in the EU Council ahead of a farm ministers meeting on 24 May.

And the higher costs of feedin...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Ukraine is one of the world's largest suppliers of grain (Photo: Dominik Bartsch)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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