Climate change, global conflicts to put pressure on food prices this year: Temasek

Shoppers at the baking section of Mustafa Centre on June 20, 2022. Diversifying from current agriculture methods could help create more efficient, secure and sustainable sources of food. ST PHOTO: FELINE LIM
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

SINGAPORE - The war in Ukraine and climate change will put significant pressure on food prices this year and have a profound impact on middle-income households, said Temasek executive Steve Howard.

Dr Howard, the investment firm's chief sustainability officer, told The Straits Times that diversifying from existing agriculture approaches could help alleviate these price pressures while creating more efficient, secure and sustainable sources of food.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and straitstimes.com

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Find out more about climate change and how it could affect you on the ST microsite here.