29 Apr, 2020

News Feed - Apr. 20-29

by Food&Migration

‘Instead of Coronavirus, the Hunger Will Kill Us.’ A Global Food Crisis Looms.

The world has never faced a hunger emergency like this, experts say. It could double the number of people facing acute hunger to 265 million by the end of this year.

The New York Times

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The stability of the global food system relies on immigrants

The monolithic global food system is a feat of humanity. The world has built for itself an interconnected system that can supply dragonfruit from South America to cities as rural and far-flung as Lander, Wyoming and Chamonix, France.


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Coronavirus and Farmworkers: Is the Food Supply at Risk?

Foreign farmworkers, many of them undocumented, face unique risks due to the coronavirus pandemic. Their struggles reveal vulnerabilities in the U.S. food system. 

Council on Foreign Relations

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Keeping the Italian agri-food system alive: Migrant farmworkers wanted!

In the Italian agri-food sector there is not a labour shortage, but a shortage of rights for workers.


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Protecting Farmworkers From Coronavirus and Securing the Food Supply

With millions of workers staying at home to aid public health efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, the security of America’s food supply and its supply chains has rarely been more important. 

Center for American Progress

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