The April 30 issue of The AgriNutrition Edge continues exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation’s food chain. With the recent closure of major meat processing plants, we’ve seen an efficient food system start to break at the seams when we don’t have the human power to manage the work. And when we don’t …. a perfect storm blows through the animal food chain leaving farmers “stranded on an island” with difficult decisions to make and consumers feeling the tidal waves. Thanks to Charlotte Rommereim and Danita Rodibaugh for their insights for this blog.
Also, read about how to improve your grocery store efficiency with less trips and more nutrition from my colleague and registered dietitian nutritionist Alice Henneman, and enjoy my article celebrating farmers as the “salt of the earth” that I wrote for the Dairy Alliance’s Earth Day celebration. Read the latest newsletter here