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Research Article

Complexity of the International Agro-Food Trade Network and Its Impact on Food Safety

  • Mária Ercsey-Ravasz,

    Affiliations: Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA) and Department Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America, Faculty of Physics, Babes-Bolyai University, RO-400084 Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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  • Zoltán Toroczkai,

    Affiliation: Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA) and Department Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Zoltán Lakner,

    Affiliation: Department of Food Sciences, Budapest Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary

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  • József Baranyi mail

    jozsef.baranyi@ifr.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Institute of Food Research, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, United Kingdom

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  • Published: May 31, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037810

About the Authors

Mária Ercsey-Ravasz, Zoltán Toroczkai
Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA) and Department Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America
Mária Ercsey-Ravasz
Faculty of Physics, Babes-Bolyai University, RO-400084 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Zoltán Lakner
Department of Food Sciences, Budapest Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary
József Baranyi
Institute of Food Research, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: jozsef.baranyi@ifr.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MER JB ZT. Performed the experiments: MER. Analyzed the data: MER JB ZT ZL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZL MER. Wrote the paper: ZT JB.