Is COVID-19 causing a global food crisis?

While global food supplies have been stable so far, an upcoming recession might be one blow too many...
10 July 2020
Presented by Chris Smith
Production by Phil Sansom.


Grain growing in a field


How has the pandemic affected the global food supply? That’s the subject of a recent report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation. Their message is that while there have been a few industry issues so far - overripe fruit left unpicked, spoiled batches of milk left undelivered - that’s only a taste of what’s to come if there’s a huge global recession around the corner. Chris Smith and spoke to Maximo Torero - the organisation’s chief economist - as well as University of Cambridge land economist Shailaja Fennell...


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