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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Food Prices – Unstable

Touch the Soil News #1539 (Feature photo – Fresh Vegetables – Public Domain, Leon Brooks) The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) has given comments on why world food prices continue to rise. Underlying drivers include the use of cropland for biofuels and the ever-growing demand for vegetable oils. The largest driver…

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U.S. Food Prices Rise

Touch the Soil News #1304 (Feature photo – The Avocado – Public Domain) While not all food groups are see dramatic rises, it is high-end foods that are perceived as healthier that are seeing significant increases. The ramifications – making the healthiest foods only affordable by the more well-to-do – may spark new issues in…

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