Choking On Our Harvest: Threats Loom Over Global Food Trade

Alan Bjerga, Agricultural Correspondent for Bloomberg and also a speaker at the N8 AgriFood Annual Conference 13-14 June – People, health and Food systems – has been writing about how the ability of global trade to feed the world is one of the great success stories of the past generation. More than 1 billion people faced hunger on a planet of 5.6 billion a quarter-century ago; that number has fallen to 800 million, even as the population has grown to 7.6 billion. Trade has brought much of that progress: Shippers and exporters have become better and better at getting affordable food from places of surplus to regions of scarcity.

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