Rhonda Ferguson Publishes on Food Security and COVID19 in The Conversation
May 7, 2020
Research Fellow Rhonda Ferguson published a piece concerning food security, COVID-19 and opportunities to transform the global food trade system in The Conversation Canada.
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Coronavirus: Another chance to transform the global food trade
7 May 2020
Rhonda Ferguson, Research Fellow, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, York University, Canada
For the second time this century, the interdependence of the global food supply is in sharp focus. In the first instance, the economic crisis of 2008 created high food prices and pushed an additional 100 million people toward hunger.
For many, though, that crisis neither began nor ended in 2008. Now, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the fragility of the globalized system of trade in food is apparent again.
In addition to conflict, climate change and impoverishment, COVID-19 threatens 265 million people with famine and billions with food insecurity.
Read the full article here: https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-another-chance-to-transform-the-global-food-trade-136561