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Local food crops can feed less than one third of the world's population
In discussions about sustainability of food production and consumption, it is often suggested that the proportion of locally produced products should increase. However, it is largely unknown how high this share can be whilst still meeting current demands...
Chinese tariff rate quota policy severely impacted U.S. wheat exports, study shows
The U.S. and China recently agreed to a phase one trade deal that aims to resolve the current trade war between the two countries. But that is just the latest development in longstanding and complicated U.S.-Chinese trade disputes....
Unlocking Secrets of Teff, Ethiopia's Superfood
Ethiopia's native staple food grain teff is at risk, with 80% of production to be hit by higher temperatures soon if not protected. For the first time, scientists have mapped thousands of the crop's varieties to fast-track efforts to save it...
Maize Trade Disruption Could Have Global Ramifications
Disruptions to U.S. exports of maize (corn) could pose food security risks for many U.S. trade partners due to the lack of trade among other producing and importing nations, says a Michigan State University study....
Prospects for Agricultural Markets, Income in EU 2012-2020
EU agricultural commodity prices are expected to stay firm over the medium term, supported by factors such as the growth in global food demand, the development of the biofuel sector and a prolongation of the long term decline in food crop productivity...
FAO Food Outlook: Food Prices Below Year-ago; Global Food Imports Down
The FAO says food prices are below the levels of last year, and global food imports are down by well over US$1 billion. ...



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