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China’s Plight with Food Independence

China’s Plight with Food Independence

Chinese President Xi Jinping's ambition to reshape global world order and replace the U.S. as global economic and military leader misses one key element: China's dependence on capitalist and democratic nations for food security.

Food Security, Food Trade

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Lost at Sea: Ukraine Struggles to Revive Ag Sector

Uncertainties over Ukraine's ability to export ag products have resurfaced following news of Putin’s decision to withdraw from an international agreement. Trade manages to continue, but once again the stability of the global food system has been called into serious question.

Food Production, Food Security, Food Trade

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Plastic food packaging: opportunity or lost cause?

Plastic packaging has indisputably revolutionized our global food system, keeping foods safer as it moves across the globe with fewer transport needs and less fuel...but at a steep environmental price. Is there any hope?

Food Production, Food Safety

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Plastic food packaging: opportunity or lost cause? Plastic food packaging: opportunity or lost cause?

Anybody Want a Job in Ag?

Finding the workers needed to make our modern food system function is a major challenge across our supply chain. And now we have a perfect storm of labor issues affecting us all.

Agricultural Labor, Food Production

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Anybody Want a Job in Ag? Anybody Want a Job in Ag?

The Ins & Outs of Climate-Conscious Eating

Think you know what climate-conscious eating looks like? Think again. Its complexities extend far and wide, from effects on soil, water use, and farming practices, to just name a few...

Climate Change, Soil and Crop Management

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Digging In with Dr. Michael Swanson

Noticed some dramatic increases with your food budget? Same here. So D2D talked with Dr. Michael Swanson, Chief Ag Economist at Wells Fargo, to look beyond the bill at the checkout counter to see the bigger picture of our food system right now.

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