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Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at something that could cause a new set of “big picture power shifts” – a growing global food crisis. He explores a set of causal factors including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, inflation and environmental policies that are combining to form a perfect storm.

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “The Now” by Aaron Sprinkle and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: Anton Petrus/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at