Since COVID hit, many Australians have seen first-hand what shocks to the food system can do.
COVID has exposed how vulnerable Australia’s food charities are in times of crisis. But we can prepare for the next disaster.
The COVID-19 crisis highlights the importance of supply chains. But even with the increased recent attention, most supply chains remain murky. Consumers can play a key role in lifting that cloud.
COVID-19 has given society a teachable moment, and we should now establish the policies, programs and technologies to ensure our food system becomes stronger, more resilient and more equitable.
Using innovative technologies like Bitcoin and automation can help protect our food supply chains from disruptions like the one caused by the current coronavirus pandemic.
For the second time this century, crises have led to calls to transform our global food system. We can start with restructuring the global food trade so that it complements local food systems.
After the brief shock of food insecurity in the form of empty supermarket shelves, we might start thinking about having a Plan B and C based on local food sources and shorter supply chains.
Canada’s food system has bent but not broken in the face of unprecedented demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to have enough food available.
It’s not as easy as you might think to divert food intended for schools and restaurants and send it to grocery stores or even food banks.
Decades of planning on food security and a food reserve system kept China’s urban populations fed during the coronavirus outbreak, showing the significance of a resilient local food system.
By shopping responsibly and thinking of others, consumers will play a big part in ensuring everyone can buy what they need.
Small-scale farmers are likely to be hit hard if open-air markets close due to coronavirus fears. This could have a longer-term impact on the food supply chain.
COVID-19 is showing us we must work collectively to put resilience alongside efficiency as the primary drivers for the systems we depend upon each and every day for food.
Business minds using up leftovers.
Combining and fermenting readily available indigenous African crops can help counter malnutrition on the continent.
Globalization is making it harder to identify and trace outbreaks of foodborne illness. Technology can help, but consumers may also have to rethink their food choices.
The global population will top 9.5 billion by 2050 – but cities could play a major role in making sure everyone has enough to eat.
A new analysis explores what making space for nature means for our global food production systems.
The heatwave is unlikely to cause the price hikes of 1976 for a number of reasons.
A new report highlights direct and indirect impacts of climate change on physical and mental health.