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Fears of more food supply disruptions and price hikes as heatwaves hit grain producers

In China, a heatwave has resulted in drought in many parts of the country, including the main grain producer Henan. PHOTO: REUTERS
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SINGAPORE - Bouts of extreme and erratic weather now occurring across the world are stoking fears of yet another round of food supply disruptions and commodity price hikes that would inevitably affect Singapore.

Currently, large swathes of China and Europe are suffering heatwaves with the high temperatures drying up rivers and causing sporadic wildfires. The United States is also seeing its share of dry weather and wildfires.

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