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Disentangling nature's contributions to international trade (phys.org)

TLDR; Summary

  • Researchers developed a process to quantify international trade's dependency on nature's contributions to people
  • Consumers are increasingly disconnected from nature's contributions due to globalized production
  • Nature provides essential ecosystem services for products like coffee and cocoa
  • Approaches like terroir in viticulture highlight nature's contributions in products
  • Researchers aim to improve understanding of nature's role in international trade for biodiversity assessments