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    Coronavirus: Food supply chains ‘need a rethink’

    The way we buy and sell food should be reviewed after the coronavirus crisis, an academic has said.

    Dr Ludivine Petetin, from Cardiff University, said changes in global markets could lead to a worldwide food shortage in the coming months.

    Last week, the Farmers Union of Wales said there was an “urgent need to safeguard domestic food […]

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    Landbouw voor Timmermans nu plotseling ‘prioriteit’

    Vicevoorzitter Frans Timmermans van de EU-Commissie, tevens klimaatcommissaris, lanceert op 20 mei ondanks verzet vanuit het Europees Parlement (EP) en vanuit de overkoepelende boerenorganisatie in Europa (COPA) toch zijn Food to Farm (F2F)-strategie (‘van boer tot bord’). Na een eerdere uitval begin dit jaar tegen de boeren, noemt hij de landbouw nu plotseling een ‘prioriteit’. […]

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    Millions of farm animals culled as US food supply chain chokes up

    US government vets said to be ready to assist with culls, or ‘depopulation’ of pigs, chickens and cattle because of coronavirus meat plant closures

    Covid-related slaughterhouse shutdowns in the US are leading to fears of meat shortages and price rises, while farmers are being forced to consider “depopulating” their animals.

    More than 20 slaughterhouses have been forced to close, although […]