AFRE Seminar: Felicia Wu

Date: October 17, 2013
Location: AFRE Seminar: Felicia Wu 75 Agriculture Building

Thursday, October 17, 3:30-5 p.m.

Felicia Wu, Hannah Professor in the Departments of Food Science and Human Nutrition and Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics will present “A Tangled Web: Social Network Models of Food Safety Standards Worldwide, and Impacts on Trade and Health”, 3:30-5:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 17, Room 75, Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture.

The impacts of food safety standards go far beyond the health of nations’ populations. These standards have effects on a nation’s main trading partners, and on the global network of nations trading particular commodities. Two case studies involving social network models of global food trade are presented in this lecture. The first is on maize trade and the impact of aflatoxin regulations; the second is on pistachio trade.