Protein During a Pandemic: Addressing Food Security Concerns During COVID-19

Rediscovering the Power of Healthy Animals - Animal X-Factor

May 2020

49 min 4 sec

In the midst of COVID-19 and concerns about food security, animal-based proteins such as meat, milk and eggs are flying off grocery store shelves while manufacturing plants have been shut down to limit the spread of the virus among employees. Food banks are also experiencing a surge in demand as the ability to access affordable, nutritious food becomes a challenge for many families. In this episode, Dr. Adegbola Adesogan, Director of Feed The Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems, explains how COVID-19 is impacting global food security and what it means for the future of our protein/food supply chain. This episode also features a conversation with Elanco Foundation grant recipients, Harvesters Community Food Network Chief Operating Officer Steve Davis and European Food Banks Federation President Jacques Vandenschrik, as they discuss the issues they’re facing to meet food security needs during COVID-19.

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