Europe’s new jobless urged to pick fruit amid huge farm labour shortage (eco-business)
Farmers fear crops could be left to rot as coronavirus lockdown leaves them short of hundreds of thousands of seasonal labourers.
World Food Programme warns at least 30 million people could die of starvation during pandemic (theglobeandmail)
The head of the World Food Programme, who recently recovered from COVID-19, says at least 30 million people could die of starvation if the UN agency doesn’t receive critical funding needed to feed the world’s most vulnerable during the global pandemic.
Russia Halts Wheat Exports, Deepening Fears of Global Food Shortages (Time)
For the first time in a decade, the world risks being cut off from Russian wheat at a time when some key buyers are rushing to import it.
Coronavirus pandemic 'will cause famine of biblical proportions' (The Guardian)
Governments must act now to stop 265 million starving, warns World Food Programme boss
Coronavirus threatens to trigger new round of global food crisis: China official (wkzo)
The global coronavirus pandemic threatens to cause a huge shock to international food trade and trigger a new food crisis, a top agriculture official in China said on Monday. "The fast spreading global epidemic has brought huge uncertainty on international agriculture trade and markets," said Yu Kangzhen, China's deputy agriculture minister.
Pandemic alters – and threatens – supply chain for end users (resource-recycling)
As the coronavirus impacts continue throughout the U.S., manufacturers are highlighting the importance of curbside recycling as a feedstock supply channel. Meanwhile, processors are seeing changes in demand for their material as consumer spending shifts.