La Nina could disrupt global food production

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The La Nina weather system, characterized by below-normal sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean near the equator, is likely to disrupt global food production as potential droughts and floods affect several key agricultural commodities.

According to the U.S. Climate Prediction Center, the highly anticipated phenomenon has officially formed, after the last significant La Nina event occurred in 2011.

During that period, upheaval in commodity production led to steep rise in world food prices.