A few years ago, in vitro hamburgers sounded like something out of sci-fi, but they have become a reality and may hit supermarket shelves within five years. Demand for meat has been on the rise for at least 20 years, and population growth and rising incomes are expected to further increase animal protein consumption between now and 2050. These prospects pose environmental and … [Read more...] about New Food 4.0 and Its Impact in Trade
Technology and Innovation
The rapid growth of the internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) is changing the way we do business, consume, produce and interact with one another. ICTs are reducing traditional trade barriers like distance and time, allowing businesses and consumers around the globe to connect and trade. This has led to the rapid growth of digital trade, or … [Read more...] about How can we make digital trade more inclusive?
In April, we celebrated the first anniversary of our blog Beyond Borders. Over the course of the year, we published more than 57 articles and the blog received more than 59,000 visits. We hope that this roundup of our most popular articles will motivate you to keep reading and telling us what you think about our posts so that we can make them increasingly relevant and … [Read more...] about Our Most Popular Articles: A Look at Trade in Latin America and the Caribbean
On the Verge of a New Era of Transparency and Efficiency for Supply Chains Do you know how far your brand-new sneakers traveled before you even took one step in them? From manufacturing to shipping to distribution, your sneakers were already world travelers before getting to your feet. Information on your sneakers’ journey – where they visited, how long they were there, and all … [Read more...] about How Blockchain Will Track Your Sneakers around the World — and Get Them to You Faster
[Photo: Silvina Moschini, CEO at SheWorks!] At first sight, Coronda seems to be an Argentine rural town like any other. However, from its squares and strawberry plantations, a woman innovates in the service industry. Maricruz Tabbia with his personal computer is revolutionizing the labor market, recruiting professionals from Russia to the United States. Maricruz is the Chief … [Read more...] about Outsourcing: An Opportunity for Women’s Empowerment?