Clearing the smoke: Food, trade, and the climate crisis

While international food trade may be needed in some cases to address short-term food shortages due to climate change, it is misleading to focus efforts only on this side of the equation.

AusAID Photo: Irene Scott
A man uses a ling stick to harvest the fronds of the palm oil tree.
Jennifer Clapp
Published: Wednesday, 12/16/2015 12:00 am EST

The forest fires that have been covering Indonesia in smoke over the past month are a stark reminder of the linkages between the increasingly globalized food system and our changing climate—and the need for strong action on climate change.

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