food shortage

Starving Sri Lanka Shortens Work Week to Give People Time to Grow Food

Sri Lanka’s federal government on Monday approved a proposal that would shorten the work week of most public sector staff to four days so that they will have time to farm their own food crops, Reuters reported on Tuesday, noting the measure aims to combat Sri Lanka’s worsening food shortages caused by a recent economic crisis.

Farmers plant rice seedlings in a paddy field in Bandaragama, Sri Lanka, on June 5, 2022. As inflation neared 40% last week, the government urged farmers to start planting rice. Photographer: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Shanghai Lockdown Forced Boy to Live Alone in Apartment for 66 Days

A 13-year-old boy was recently forced to live alone at his family’s apartment home in China’s Kunshan city for 66 consecutive days after his parents visited neighboring Shanghai for medical treatment in late February and became trapped in the city when it was locked down to contain its latest epidemic of the Chinese coronavirus, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Monday.

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GOP Rep. Crawford: We ‘Have a Food Shortage’ Now

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Evening Edit,” Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR) said that the U.S. already faces a food shortage due to supply issues making food more difficult to find at the grocery store and increased prices