Could a U.S. – China trade war lead to a new wave of land grabs?

BY CARIN SMALLER AND DAVID LABORDE

A trade war is looming between the United States and China. President Donald Trump has proposed tariffs on over a thousand Chinese imports. China has responded, saying it would impose duties on U.S. imports, including agricultural products. If they follow through, the resulting trade war would be disastrous—and not just for those two countries. What could it mean for global food security and the environment? (Photo Credit: Mitchell Maher / IFPRI)