Locally produced food: a dream for most countries

According to a new Finnish study, almost 80 percent of the world’s population depends on imported food. What does this mean in times of crisis?

The coronavirus crisis makes local food and self-sufficiency more relevant than it has been in a long time: If labour shortages abroad lead to less food production and higher food prices, should countries be growing their own food? And will this really work?

Regardless of crises and food prices, many people are interested in consuming locally produced food.

But according to a new study published in the journal Nature Food, most of the world’s countries aren’t actually able to be completely self-sufficient.

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