Gaëtan Vanloqueren is a research associate at the Earth and Life Institute of the University of Louvain in Belgium. An agroeconomist by training, with a PhD focused on innovation dynamics within agro-food chains, he has been a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. His main research interests include science and technology policies and the political economy of food chains. He is an adviser to the UN special rapporteur on the right to food.

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Some crises appear and disappear in global media while remaining acute in the lives of real people. Global food insecurity is this type of crisis. In January 2011 the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned that global food prices in December 2010 exceeded the 2008 peak during the so-called food price […]

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