Hunger – The Growing Signature of Economic Shutdowns

Touch the Soil News #1643 (Feature Photo – Nairobi, Kenya – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) RUAF International brings us news from Nairobi, Kenya – an African city of 4.3 million people whose food supply chains were compromised from virus economic shutdowns. Amid chaos, food gardening is looking more like the answer to a sustainable future.…

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Food Pandemic – 100 Times the Risk of the Virus Pandemic?

Positive Future #763 (Feature photo – Closure and Delays at Shipping Ports Threaten Hundreds of Millions Of People – Public Domain) Covid Statistics, updated each day, reflect worldwide deaths of 346,000 so far. The Food Pandemic – made worse by economic disruption – has the potential to claim that many lives in just one day…

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Food Banks and the Food Pandemic

Positive Future #762 (Feature photo – Food Bank Volunteers – Courtesy of the U.S. Navy) Inhabitat brings the story of how farmers are being hurt and destroying food, while Food Banks are experiencing record-breaking demand. Economic disruption in the food chain is playing a most risky game. You can read the full story here: https://inhabitat.com/the-farm-to-food-bank-movement-rescues-pandemic-related-food-waste/

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Economic and Job Lockdowns Versus a Food Pandemic and a Global Recession

Economic and Job Lockdowns Versus a Food Pandemic and a Global Recession Positive Future #757 (Feature photo – World Food Programme Seal –  Public Domain) In a world of economic volatility, anything that increases that volatility will – as in decades past – unleash tremendous increases in risks to life. The World Food Programme –…

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