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Amazon warehouse workers are walking out and Whole Foods workers are striking - TechCrunch


Amazon, the e-commerce giant that has fared well financially amid the COVID-19 pandemic, is facing a bevy of worker strikes. Today, warehouse workers on Staten Island in New Yor...

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Instacart’s Gig Workers Are Planning a Massive, Nationwide Strike - Vice (2020)


Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the grocery delivery company has refused to offer its 175,000 gig workers basic protections like hazard pay, hand sanitizer, and paid leave for th...

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Inside the Story of How H-E-B Planned for the Pandemic - Texas Monthly (2020)


The grocer started communicating with its Chinese counterparts in January and was running tabletop simulations a few weeks later. (But nothing prepared it for the rush on toilet...

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Food Shortages? Nope, Too Much Food In The Wrong Places : The Salt - NPR.org


Some Americans, fearing food shortages from COVID-19, have cleaned out supermarket shelves. Yet there's too much food in some places. Farmers are dumping milk and vegetables tha...

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What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Toilet Paper Shortage - Medium (2020)


Around the world, in countries afflicted with the coronavirus, stores are sold out of toilet paper. There have been shortages in Hong Kong, Australia, the United Kingdom, and th...

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How coronavirus threatens the seasonal farmworkers at the heart of the American food supply - The Conversation


The US food supply depends on several million agricultural laborers, who are mostly undocumented, tend to work in close quarters and lack medical insurance.

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GrubHub/Seamless’s pandemic initiatives are predatory and exploitative, and it’s time to stop using them - TechCrunch


Times are exceptionally hard, especially for local restaurants, which were always in a precarious business even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. But when times are hard, people...

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The Yeast Supply Chain Can’t Just Activate Itself - Slate Magazine (2020)


There’s a reason the ingredient is still missing from stores. Brands like Fleischmann’s are ramping up production and hiring more staff—but the shelves are still empty. Here’...

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“Instead of coronavirus, the hunger will kill us.” A global food crisis looms. — The New York Times


The world has never faced a hunger emergency like this, experts say. It could double the number of people facing acute hunger to 265 million by the end of this year.

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Instacart announces new COVID-19 policies and plans to hire 250,000 more shoppers - TechCrunch


Instacart’s aggressive hiring spree is continuing due to COVID-19 shelter in place orders. Today, the company announced it is adding 250,000 more shoppers to meet consumer deman...

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How to feed the planet - The global food supply chain is passing a severe test | Leaders - The Economist


Keeping the world fed

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The world’s food system has so far weathered the challenge of covid-19 | Briefing - The Economist


But things could still go awry

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