Positive Future #807 (Feature photo – The Seal of Bangkok – public domain)
Global economic sanctions against non-essential workers does not protect the lives of non-essential workers. Those without jobs, healthcare or housing are a risk to health crisis from insufficient calories due to insufficient purchasing power. Complicating the issues is the retraction of global trade – compromising the purchasing power of farmers that need to sell and food-insecure nations that need to buy.
CNA news brings us the story of how Bangkok – a metro area of 15 million people in Thailand – is realizing that more must be done about access to food locally. You can read the story here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/urban-farming-thailand-bangkok-covid-19-climate-change-12997170