The world food system is under threat. It doesn’t have to be that way.

A man holds bread being sold at a high price in a supermarket in Lagos, Nigeria on March 15, 2022.
A man holds bread being sold at a high price in a supermarket in Lagos, Nigeria on March 15, 2022. Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

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