Global food trade a tangled web

Global food trade a tangled web

New study takes more holistic view of how trade affects global food security and environment.

WORLDWIDE, agriculture has the important job of growing sufficient safe, nutritious food, and global trade plays an essential role in ensuring that the food reaches everyone.

While the global trade value of food commodities is often measured in economic terms, a team of researchers from the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment (IonE) conducted a more all-inclusive evaluation of the drivers and implications of trade by comparing nu

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