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World Trade Organization rules hamper public food stockholding

World Trade Organization rules must be reformed to allow governments to build and manage public food reserves, providing a critical tool in preventing or mitigating food crises.

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Hopewell, K., Margulis, M.E. World Trade Organization rules hamper public food stockholding. Nat Food 4, 196–198 (2023).

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