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Major Exporters Pledge to Avoid Disrupting Global Food Supplies

  • Canada, EU, Brazil, New Zealand aim to avoid world food crisis
  • U.S., China and India not included among signers of the deal
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Coronavirus Threatens to Disrupt Global Food Supplies, Cause Starvation

Some of the world’s largest agricultural exporters are growing concerned that the coronavirus pandemic has caused a worrisome rash of government policies that threaten to disrupt the global supply of food.

In order to prevent a food crisis, a group of nearly 50 governments is preparing to sign a pledge aimed at ensuring supply chains remain orderly and that officials exercise restraint with any trade restrictions.