Reliance on trade makes food systems vulnerable

SciDevNet: Boosting international trade may not be the best way to improve food security, as it makes many countries vulnerable to food shortages caused by market fluctuations, according to new research. A study published on 11 May in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that countries heavily reliant on importing their food -- including many in the Arab world and Latin America -- are more exposed to environmental and market shocks than those where at least half of all food is home-grown.......

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