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With all due respect, I strongly doubt anybody would be seriously impacted by that aquifer outside of North America.

This said, anything that turns Americans angrier is a security risk for the rest of the world.

The US contributes almost 15% of the global wheat exports and 60% of US soybeans go to China. I'm not saying it will end the world but I can't see how it won't have an impact.

One of those stats is not like the other, but regardless, 15% is the sort of impact that rises prices, increasing the search for alternatives, rather than leading to “mass starvation”.

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