We report on Ukraine using food as our lens, from on the ground relief efforts to mounting concern about international food shortages. We hear from World Central Kitchen’s CEO who is stationed in Lviv helping to equip restaurants with ingredients and serve refugees hot meals. In New York City, we visit Streecha Ukrainian Kitchen where Ukrainians in the diaspora are coming together to process current events and make varenyky. Plus, we analyze the effects of the war on the “breadbasket of the world,” exploring how farmland in Ukraine is faring and how farmers around the world may respond. We’ll see that how and what we eat can be a source of scarcity and comfort, of fear and of hope.
To support the work of World Central Kitchen, you can donate here.
Follow the work that Streecha Ukrainian Kitchen does on Instagram and TikTok.
Learn more about the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club here. For a brief history of the Ukrainian Famine, also known as Holodomor, read here.
Take a deep dive on how the war will impact global grain markets here, or learn more about fertilizer prices and food scarcity in the U.S. here.
To learn about the origins of the war in Ukraine, read this New York Times article, or to hear about Putin’s justifications for the invasion, listen here. For current updates on the war, the United Nations publishes daily reports.
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