Australia’s out-of-control wildfires, which have killed at least 27 people and scorched millions of acres, will have a global impact on food, experts say.
“Typically, there are a few ways food supply can be affected by wildfires,” former NASA engineer and founder of Treasure8 Timothy Childs told FOX Business. “For one, any farms, crops … that might be in the path of the fires, clearly will be immediately annihilated.”
Childs pointed to the California wildfires in 2019 as an example of the way wildfires can impact food supplies. Australia’s wildfires are about 80 times larger than the total area burned in those California fires, venture capitalist and environmentalist Ibrahim AlHusseini told FOX Business.