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[Editorial] Addressing the vulnerability of the global food system

Nearly 1 billion people depend on international trade to sustain their food requirements, making the global food system a vital component of food security. On June 27, Chatham House published Chokepoints and Vulnerabilities in Global Food Trade. This report shows that the global food system is reliant upon highly delicate trade routes, which navigate through 14 so-called chokepoints—such as the Suez Canal, Black Sea ports, and Brazil’s road network—where food trade is vulnerable to interruptions or disruptions.

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