Is COVID-19 causing a global food crisis?

10 July 2020
Presented by Chris Smith
Production by Phil Sansom.

GRAIN-FIELD

Grain growing in a field

Share

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...

Comments

Add a comment