The toll of the pandemic has been worsened because of the shock to the global supply chain, which resulted in shortages of vital medical equipment. Could game theory help?
Yes, there will be temporary meat shortages in Victoria, but not for long.
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.
"Frankly, why should any hospital purchase coal-fired energy when it produces toxic air pollution that harms health?"
The prime minister is being told we should "re-shore" critical supplies. But that's not the same as ensuring we have access to them.
Melbourne's return to stage 3 restrictions has precipitated another round of grocery stockpiling. But supermarket shelves won't be empty as long as last time.
Europe imports the majority of its lithium, an essential material for the energy transition, yet is home to significant deposits.
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.
Shortages and price increases from the coronavirus pandemic are spotlighting solutions to future meat supply chain disruptions.
Small-scale dairy farmers are struggling across the US – but in New Jersey they've developed a model that keeps their products and their customers local.
COVID-19 has been disastrous for people who make our clothes, but there are small signs of hope.
Tumbling global trade with China proves no country or sector is an island.
Food is essential to survival. It is also essential to identity. During times of national crisis like the coronavirus pandemic and in the historical landscape, food issues become prominent.
New research shows much of the information the apparel industry relies on to ensure factories comply with labor and safety laws is falsified or otherwise unreliable.
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.
Incarcerated Americans have been tasked with washing hospital laundry, manufacturing protective equipment, disinfecting cleaning supplies and digging mass graves.
Responsible leadership from the private sector is needed more than ever.
Bulk buying disrupts the balance of the supply chain. Here's how supply chains combat hoarding of products like toilet paper.
Modern supply chains have become increasingly efficient, but as a result are more susceptible to disruptions like the one caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Starting to feel a little more optimistic? Look away now.