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US, EU, Other WTO Countries Pledge to Keep Food Channels Open

The United States, the European Union and 20 other members of the World Trade Organization have agreed to keep the trade of food and agricultural products open in the face of restrictions designed to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.In a joint statement dated April 22, the WTO members – which include Australia, Brazil, Canada and Japan – said some countries were imposing export restrictions despite lessons from the past that this increased food insecurity for vulnerable populations.”The world’s poor, including agricultural workers, would bear the brunt of increased export restrictions,” the statement said. Top rice exporter India paused …read more

Source:: Voice of America



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