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Great Decisions group to examine global food shortages

Fears of global food shortages have followed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has disrupted grain shipments from the major grain producer. But what about countries and regions that were suffering long before this impending shortage?

The next program in Deltaville’s Great Decisions group will examine that question in “Global Famine and Food Insecurity.” The program will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday in the Deltaville Community Association building 17147 General Puller Highway, Deltaville. Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.

Dr. Federica Bono, an Assistant Professor at Christopher Newport University in the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology, will lead the discussion.

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