Speaking of agriculture, an article published on The Conversation by Wandile Sihlobo, a Senior Fellow at Stellenbosch University’s Department of Agricultural Economics warns that Russia’s military action in Ukraine “could disrupt trade with significant consequences for global food stability”. A rise in prices, Sihlobo argues, will be beneficial for farmers, specifically those growing grain and oilseed, but rising commodity prices are, at the same time, bad news for consumers who have already experienced food price rises over the past two years. To read the article in full visit the News Blog page on the Future Media website.