This week’s headlines are a stark reminder of how precarious global food systems are. The United Nations released sobering statistics that 122 million more people are facing hunger since 2019, with the global total now topping 753 million. Meanwhile, the food industry has recorded billions in profits. Soaring heat, blazing wildfires, and devastating floods jeopardise harvests around the world. This is all compounded by the collapse of the Black Sea Grain Initiative—the deal that allowed Ukraine, a major grain producer, to keep exporting during the invasion.