WHY DO FOOD SHORTAGES OCCUR? Wed, 02/07/2024 - 12:00am Dear Heloise: I keep hearing that there is a global food shortage affecting over 238 million people around the world.PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today! Read more about WHY DO FOOD SHORTAGES OCCUR?