The Big Picture
How is COVID-19 affecting how we feed ourselves?
COVID-19 is having a significant impact on the UK food system. To understand what this will mean for citizens, we’ll be monitoring trajectories for these variables:
- Infection and mortality rates – how will infection and vaccine developments unfold, and will these be mirrored in food system changes?
- Civil cohesion and food poverty – will we see civil unrest if people struggle to afford food and prices rise?
- Food prices – how will supply chains be affected; will export bans lead to price rises and shortages; will domestic production increase and will average prices of fruit, vegetables and other staple foods increase as a result?
- Fruit and vegetable sales
Follow system-wide developments here as we track shifting challenges and demands, and look at how coronavirus-driven change is reflected in the food system.
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