How Food Can Be Used As A Political Weapon

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Considered by the UN as a human right, food, like water, can be a powerful bargaining tool for people and governments alike. So, just how powerful is food?

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Agricultural trade in 2013: EU gains in commodity exports

http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/trade-analysis/map/2014-1_en.pdf

“With agri-food exports reaching €120 billion in 2013, the EU28 became the world’s number one exporter of agricultural and food products.”

The World of Corn

http://www.ncga.com/upload/files/documents/pdf/WOC%202013.pdf

“When it comes to making an impression, no other crop tells a story as compelling as corn.”

Russian food embargo leaves Europe with glut of fruit, pork and mackerel

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/15/ukraine-europe-news

“A glut of French pears, warehouses full of German sausage, rotting Polish peppers and unwanted Scottish mackerel: Russia’s move to ban European food imports in retaliation for EU sanctions is having a telling effect across a continent already slouching towards another recession.”

Lessons of the Grain Embargo

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/34274/robert-l-paarlberg/lessons-of-the-grain-embargo

“The urge to teach someone a lesson seldom inspires sound policy. “

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