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  • Restaurants turn to groceries (#6)
  • The different forms of E. coli (#4)
  • Bangladesh’s food challenge (#24)
  • 3D food printing struggles (#18)


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Al Jazeera

Navajo authorities set to beef up coronavirus restrictions as US aid trickles into tribal lands facing food insecurity.


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Dhaka Tribune

The study suggested that men are more informed about whom to contact or what to do if one gets infected by coronavirus compared to women.


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Inc42

In order to sustain the growing population, the agricultural output needs to grow a whopping 60% by 2030. Supply chain visibility and efficiency is the key to running a viable agriculture-based business.


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National University of Singapore

NUS food scientists have discovered that the six major strains of Escherichia coli (E. coli) that cause foodborne illnesses have different metabolisms and tolerance towards acidic conditions.


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Riff Magazine

Alongside arts and entertainment, perhaps no other industry has been more shattered by the nationwide coronavirus shelter-in-place orders than food service. Of the 16 million unemployment claims filed since the crisis began in March through April 4, food service employees were cited as notable by all than two states that provided context, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.


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Pymnts

While there are almost no areas of the economy that have not been affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, few have been harder hit than the restaurant industry, which has shut down entirely nearly overnight. A mere 22 days ago, 82 percent of Americans were eating in restaurants regularly, according to PYMNTS data. As of today, given the wave of stay-at-home orders and mounting consumer anxiety about the outbreak, no one is eating in restaurants.


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The restaurant industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. This article by Pymnts.com explores the innovative solutions that the industry has been trying so they can try to continue to bring in some revenue, including grocery delivery.

Al Monitor

As wheat harvest season in Syria approaches, the regime and the opposition are separately setting up new pricing plans, hoping to get farmers to sell to them amid fears of a worsening shortage of domestic and imported supplies.


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Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — In this era of dining by take-out and curbside pickup, it looks like Staten Island restaurants, and even markets, are adapting nicely to their new world order. No one likes change — especially when forced to do it — but it had to happen… and quickly, since mid-March.


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CBC

‘Crops will not get harvested and we are going to have an issue with food security,’ says Sen. Diane Griffin.


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CNN

Millions of low-income children who can no longer get free meals at school because of the coronavirus crisis have yet to receive additional federal assistance promised to them by Congress.


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Japan Times

Would you notice if the cubed meat in your cup noodle wasn’t “real” meat? If you did, would you care? What if the future of our meat supply counted on it?


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The Washington Post

Nearly one month after President Trump declared the coronavirus a national emergency, and three weeks before he would like to reopen much of the country, the Food and Drug Administration has announced a comprehensive list of best practices to protect workers and consumers in the essential businesses that are feeding Americans during a pandemic when everyone is supposed to keep their distance.


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In the US, the FDA has recently issued new guidelines related to food retail. However, Tim Carman explores questions about whether the new rules will actually make an impact on worker safety.

Business Day

For the best use of Solidarity Fund resources a coherent strategy is essential to identify local needs and prevent problems in future.


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Reuters

Package offers free food for 800 million, but activists say few of them are registered with scheme or have documents.


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Al Jazeera

The risks thrown up by isolationist policies have already been shown in the UK, where farmers are warning that one-third of this summer’s food harvest could go to waste on British farms. This is mostly down to a chronic shortage of migrant labour caused by the coronavirus outbreak and post-Brexit restrictions on low-income workers.


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The Wire

New Delhi: Interim president of the Congress party Sonia Gandhi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to broaden the ambit of free food grain distribution beyond those covered by the National Food Security Act (NFSA).


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Just Security

As the novel coronavirus was beginning to spread more rapidly outside of China in February, Cambridge University public health specialist Dr. Adam Coutts noted that refugees and IDPs in general are especially vulnerable to this infection and other diseases.


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The Spoon

3D printing has taken off in countless industries and professions. Food isn’t one of them.


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3D printing is a technology that has had a majorly positive impact on several industries, though it has mostly stayed out of the kitchen. Michael Wolf speaks with a chef who is looking to change this situation quickly.

Indian Express

For all these reasons, over half of the farmers are indebted: The average loan amount outstanding for a farm household in India in 2017 was Rs 47,000. More than 3,20,000 farmers committed suicide between 1995 and 2016, according to the National Crime Records Bureau — which has stopped providing this data since. Many others live in great economic distress. In fact, this crisis not only explains the increasingly large number of migrant workers, it also puts food security in jeopardy for the poor. While grain stocks have increased, access to food has not in rural India, especially for those who live below the poverty line


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Financial Times ($)

More than 3 million Brits are going hungry because of the coronavirus crisis, experts claim.


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Independent (Nigeria)

MAKURDI- Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom on Thursday launched and released for the next cropping season 50 tractors worth about N6.95 billion to farmers in the state.


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Times of India

Bengaluru: With the lockdown most likely to be extended till month-end, a growing food insecurity haunts Bengaluru’s underprivileged, thousands of whom are already going to bed hungry despite government efforts.


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Middle East Eye

The arrival of the coronavirus pandemic in Sudan has exacerbated an already critical situation for the country’s economy and healthcare system, while the economic hardship faced by many ordinary Sudanese have made the imposition of a lockdown difficult.


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The Nation

Americans, it turns out, love their toilet paper. As the coronavirus pandemic intensified across the country, supermarket shelves stripped of eggs, hand sanitizer, and bread produced a phrase that may end up defining our increasingly warped year: panic buying.


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Dhaka Tribune

The financial assistance, which will be distributed via mobile banking services, is set to continue for three months.


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