A worker arranges freshly baked bread for sale at the Al-Monira market in Cairo, Egypt. Sign up for our Middle East newsletter and follow us @middleeast for news on the region. Egypt plans to cut wheat imports by 500,000 tons per year, or about 10%, by eking out more subsidized bread from its grain, Supply Minister Aly El-Moselhy said. The move comes as one of the world’s largest wheat importers struggles with soaring commodity prices as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Egyptian officials are looking to boost their reliance on local wheat production in a bid to reduce the import bill. Authorities are calling on millers who produce the flour for the subsidy program to increase the amount of wheat bran used. Food security is key in the nation of over 100 million, where a majority benefit from the subsidized bread, with officials mindful about the […]