Cargill Warns Trade Has Become ‘Villainized’
World runs risk of slipping into isolationism, executive says
The largest agricultural merchant is worried about the state of global trade, reports Bloomberg.
An executive at Cargill Inc., America’s largest private company, said Tuesday the world risks sliding into isolationism amid current international trade disputes.
“Trade has been disregarded, it’s been misunderstood and often it has been villainized,” Devry Boughner Vorwerk, the company’s corporate vice president of global corporate affairs, said Tuesday.
If advocates and activists don’t set expectations that "governments come together around responsible trade, then we run the risk (that) isolationism becomes the order of the day," she added.
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