World Food Program chief presses billionaires ‘to step up’

  • Participants walk through the Davos Congress Center, the venue of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, May. 23, 2022. The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is taking place in Davos from May. 22 until May. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

  • David Beasley, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, arrives to a UN Security Council Meeting on Food Insecurity and Conflict, Thursday, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

DAVOS, Switzerland — The head of the U.N.’s World Food Program is telling billionaires it’s “time to step up” as the global threat of food insecurity rises with Russia’s war in Ukraine, saying he’s seen encouraging signs from some of the world’s richest people, like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.