Food, Trade and the Environment


Understanding the complex interdependencies among national food supplies, international trade, and the environment is a key aspect of global sustainability. This Focus Issue contains 29 articles that collectively describe, evaluate, and synthesize diverse aspects of the relationship between trade, food and water security, and the environment at local to global scales. The current trend to protectionist policies in many countries, including in important food producing countries like the United States, makes this collection especially timely. The papers in this Focus Issue present actionable results that provide insights for consumers on different dimensions of global food trade, which can help guide further research and inform decisionmaking around trade.

Environmental Research Letters