Food Systems Disruptions

Turning a Threat into an Opportunity for Local Food Systems




COVID-19, Pandemic, Food System, Disruption, Local Food


First paragraph:

Our food system has been disrupted. Shopping at a grocery store during the COVID-19 pan­demic is not a pleasant experience, and, for some of the most vulnerable, it can be outright dangerous. It may become worse. How long will supply chain disruptions continue and what are upcoming challenges? From illness in the fields where agricultural workers pick our food and the closing of food processing facilities to the threat that trucking lanes may be shut down, the possibilities seem real right now. . . .

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Author Biographies

Jane Kolodinsky, University of Vermont

Department of Community Development and Applied Economics

Marilyn Sitaker, Evergreen State College

Ecological Agriculture and Food Systems

Lisa Chase, University of Vermont Extension

Brattleboro, Vermont

Diane Smith, Washington State University Extension

Burlington, Washington

Weiwei Wang, University of Vermont

Center for Rural Studies

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How to Cite

Kolodinsky, J., Sitaker, M., Chase, L., Smith, D., & Wang, W. (2020). Food Systems Disruptions: Turning a Threat into an Opportunity for Local Food Systems. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(3), 5–8.

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