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SA mainly exposed to wheat imports, not maize |

The effects of the war in Ukraine will mainly expose South Africa to wheat imports, but not to corn, which we have plenty of. Together, Russia and Ukraine export about 29% of the world’s wheat, 14% of the world’s corn and 60% of the world’s sunflower oil. This will immediately ring alarm bells for consumers who are concerned about where food will come from in the future and how much it will cost. Are we producing enough corn and wheat for our own consumption? Should we have exported so much corn last year without keeping enough for ourselves? According to Christiaan Vercueil, intern…

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