The coronavirus threat facing fruit and vegetable pickers flown in from quarantined Romania underlines Europe’s inequalities.
Empty shelves in grocery stores and food riots are not going to help the Trump administration’s narrative that it did everything right.
The National Interest
When the southern Great Plains of the US were blighted with a series of droughts in the 1930s, it had an unparalled impact on the whole country. Combined with decades of ill-advised farming policy, the result was the Dust Bowl.
Thousands of Indians who fled cities to return to their villages after the government imposed a coronavirus lockdown have been running away from quarantine centres.
With lockdowns ordered to contain the COVID-19 pandemic—that has reached 183 countries, infected over 1.7 million people and caused over 100,000 deaths—there are fears of food shortages caused by panic buying and supply chain disruptions.