COVID-19's next course: Our food system?

Production, processing and distribution are all challenged. Are we ready?


April 21, 2020

Aaron Lavinsky •

Dozens of cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at the JBS pork plant in Worthington, Minn., above, an hour east of the Smithfield Foods pork plant in Sioux Falls, S.D., which shut down last week.

There is another health disaster on the horizon. Just as with the current pandemic, there's plenty of evidence that a new wave is headed our way. What is it, and most important, will we be better prepared for it than we were for COVID-19?

Our food supply is now at risk. That's the fallout from the pandemic. Divide our food supply system into three parts: production, processing and distribution.


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