US Envoy to UN Says China Should Play Larger Role to Resolve Food Insecurity

© Sputnik / Dmitry Makeev / Go to the mediabankA view shows wheat to be harvested in a field in Zaporozhye region.
A view shows wheat to be harvested in a field in Zaporozhye region. - Sputnik International, 1920, 25.08.2022
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - China could play a larger role in resolving the food insecurity crisis by distributing wheat it has stockpiled to other countries in need, US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said on Thursday.
"We think China can play a much more significant role in helping to address the global food insecurity crisis," Thomas-Greenfield said during an event hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Thomas-Greenfield claims China has been buying up wheat to build its own stockpiles, which she suggests should be pushed out to countries in need.
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