Coronavirus Affects Food Industry, Worsening Insecurities
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From the LeftThe Farm-to-Table Connection Comes Undone
Zaid Kurdieh has so many fava beans growing at his farm in upstate New York that he could send 4,000 pounds a week to the best chefs in New York City. In Kentucky, Robert Eversole and Thomas Sargent planted enough winter greens to fill the all the salad bars at the University of Kentucky and still have enough left over to feed fans at the state’s two major spring horse races.
But the coronavirus pandemic has postponed the Kentucky Derby and shut the university. And in New York, chefs who...
From the LeftWorld Hunger Could Double as Coronavirus Disrupts Food Supplies
The number of people going hungry around the world could double in just a few months as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on food supplies and hurts incomes.
That’s according to a group of major food companies, industry bodies and academics, which warned that those suffering from chronic hunger may surge from about 800 million amid mounting food-supply risks. The threat is acute for poor regions like sub-Saharan Africa.
“There could not be a more important time in which to keep trade flows open and predictable,” according to a letter...
From the RightKnights of Columbus Launch Multi-Million-Dollar Food Bank Delivery Operation During Pandemic
The organization is based in New Haven, Connecticut, and is one of the country’s foremost charitable organizations. The Knights call its campaign, “Leave No Neighbor Behind,” and describe the food bank operation as “multi-phase.”
The initial phase of the food bank operation is launching with numerous volunteers and more than $1 million, covering 20 cities in 16 states and the District of Columbia.