No, we’re not running out of food. It just looks that way.
Panic buying at supermarkets spiked in the first weeks of COVID-19 lockdowns. But the food supply chain has since adjusted, making further shortages unlikely.
Mountains of rotting squash in Florida. Midwest dairy farmers pouring milk down the drain. A South Dakota pork processing plant ordered to shut down after 400 employees tested positive for coronavirus.
Then there are the empty supermarket shelves where the flour and yeast – and toilet paper – used to be. It’s enough to make a shopper worry if there’s enough food to go around....