Now that we're another month into the global pandemic, with most of the country under stay-at-home orders and the number of those affected by COVID-19 continuing to rise, we're beginning to see the vulnerabilities of our food system. Frontline food workers and farmworkers are being told to come to work when they're sick and aren't being given adequate equipment to keep themselves safe. Produce is being left to rot in fields, and milk is being dumped in astonishing quantities as supply chains break down. Environmental protections are being rolled back, further endangering public health.
It may sound bleak, but this is an opportunity to revolutionize our food system. Rather than continuing to prop up unsustainable, exploitative industrial agriculture, we can invest in workers, small and mid-size farmers, plant-based foods and regional solutions. Read on for how the Center's working to fight factory-farm bailouts and help create a more resilient, just and green food system.
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