April 12th to 17th : Food Supply Chain News

Compilation of the topic Food Supply Chain news of the week.

  1. Due to the recent Yeast Shortage
    How to grow Yeast.
    https://homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/976/how-to-grow-yeast

  2. Farms see a spike in poultry demand
    https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs_evening_news/video/OOJVL74UOJ_TiXjyckYNM0LCcr1XJREg/demand-for-live-chickens-skyrockets-as-people-fear-running-out-of-food/

  3. Coronavirus closes meat plants in Canada and the United States as world’s largest pork producer warns of shortages
    https://nationalpost.com/news/retail-marketing/coronavirus-spread-closes-north-american-meat-plants/wcm

  4. Our supply line is brittle’: Thomas Massie warns US could be weeks away from food shortages.
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/our-supply-line-is-brittle-massie-warns-us-could-be-weeks-away-from-food-shortages

  5. 20 Health Ministers to Speak Next Week About Coronavirus: Statement https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2020-04-13/g20-health-ministers-to-speak-next-week-about-coronavirus-statement

  6. *Barter Is Back - Locked-Down Americans Are Swapping Malbec For Masks *"…I am currently trying to trade 5 pounds of flour for yeast. Saw someone trade an entire ham for a pack of clorox wipes." https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/barter-back-locked-down-americans-are-swapping-malbec-masks

  7. The Return of the Barter Economy, Swapping Eggs for Toilet Paper
    Can’t find toilet paper anywhere? Make a trade. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-31/the-return-of-the-barter-economy-swapping-eggs-for-toilet-paper

  8. Who’s behind the Chinese takeover of world’s biggest pork producer?
    Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, was acquired by a Chinese firm in 2013 for nearly $5 billion – more than the company’s market value. The surprising purchase caused some lawmakers to wonder if there might be a hidden player. As part of the series Food for 9 Billion, Nathan Halverson of the Center for Investigative Reporting examines how the Chinese government is involved. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/whos-behind-chinese-takeover-worlds-biggest-pork-producer

  9. $5 cans of tuna: Colombia corruption thrives during coronavirus outbreak BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian authorities have detected widespread overcharging for food and medical supplies meant to help the Andean country deal with its coronavirus outbreak, Colombia’s comptroller said on Tuesday. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-colombia-corruptio/5-cans-of-tuna-colombia-corruption-thrives-during-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKCN21W2RC

  10. Meat Shortage Concerns Grow As Workers Test Positive For Coronavirus | TODAY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WTJKm906LI

  11. Delhi Food Delivery Agent Tests COVID-19 +ve, 72 Families Quarantined A 19-year-old food delivery agent has tested positive for coronavirus in Delhi, causing a huge scare for over 70 families that have been asked to quarantine. The teen had delivered food for a restaurant in Malviya Nagar in south Delhi till last Sunday, until he fell ill. He has been admitted to the government-run RML hospital. https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/coronavirus-pizza-delivery-agent-tests-positive-in-delhi-72-families-he-delivered-food-to-quarantine-2212652

  12. Coronavirus claims lives of 30 grocery store workers, union says
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/14/coronavirus-claims-lives-30-grocery-store-workers-union-says/2987754001/

  13. Whole Foods staff protest against conditions as coronavirus cases rise Workers say too little is being done to enforce social distancing in stores, and some are not given masks or training on cleaning. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/15/whole-food-protests-coronavirus-working-conditions-sickout

  14. The Food Supply Network is frantic about package to consumer contamination. Quietly the supply chain has acquired tests to perform in all employees. Just in DTLA Wholesale Market, official number of COVID cases are 29. Those are the known cases, gossip there are many unreported.
    http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/locations.htm

  15. NYC Prepares For Hunger Crisis Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new plan to triple the number of free meals the city provides in the next two months to 15 million. https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/nyc-prepares-hunger-crisis-amid-coronavirus-pandemic

  16. "Unprecedented Disruption" To Supply Chains Slams US Port Volumes Ports of Seattle, Tacoma, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Houston, Jacksonville and Charleston all report drops in March. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/zerohedge/feed/~3/QCjB4sSb12s/unprecedented-disruption-supply-chains-slams-us-port-volumes

  17. USDA Wants To Purchase Farm Products To Support Food Banks
    “We want to purchase as much of this milk, or other protein products, hams and pork products…” http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/zerohedge/feed/~3/6ZqliiqnTxE/usda-wants-buy-farm-products-aid-food-banks

  18. Satellites Are Helping to Track Food Supplies in Coronavirus Era
    As the coronavirus pandemic leads to anxiety over the strength of the world’s food supply chains, everyone from governments to banks are turning to the skies for help. https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-04-12/satellites-are-helping-to-track-food-supplies-in-era-of-virus

  19. The biggest lockdown threat: Hunger, hunger, everywhere
    Protests and looting have broken out all over South Africa in recent days in response to one issue: hunger. It is now clear that hunger will pose the greatest threat to South African well-being and security during the lockdown – and the difficulties involved with getting food to millions of South Africans in need are tremendous. https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-04-17-the-biggest-lockdown-threat-hunger-hunger-everywhere/amp/

  20. COVID-19 Affects Farmworkers’ Livelihood in the San Joaquin Valley
    The spread of COVID-19 is forcing many people to work from home, but for farmworkers that’s not an option. Take Eucebia and Alejandro; the couple asked to
    https://www.kvpr.org/post/covid-19-affects-farmworkers-livelihood-san-joaquin-valley

  21. US Running out of Frozen Pizzas Amid Ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic https://popculture.com/trending/2020/04/17/us-running-out-frozen-pizza-amid-ongoing-coronavirus-pandemic/

Such good information! Thanks a ton :pray:t3::innocent:

Always ahead of the regular news out there. I can get a good feel for what’s actually coming. Thank you.

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