Coronavirus is hitting the meat industry hard. It’s impacting workers in meatpacking facilities, many of whom are getting sick and dying.
At the same time, distribution has caused bottlenecks in the food supply, especially in large-scale meat production, and, due to public policies that have allowed the industry to become highly consolidated, many farmers are being forced to kill their animals, while others are seeking to find ways to sell them in ad-hoc, online markets.
Meanwhile, some small-scale and pasture-based farmers and the processors with whom they work are experiencing record demand for their products.
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"People must move away from factory farming and stop destroying natural habitats as a matter of urgency, because of the threat of diseases and of climate breakdown. Factory farming is linked to the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, which threaten human health.
If we do not do things differently, we are finished. We can’t go on very much longer like this.” - Jane Goodall ethnologist and conservationist, UN Messenger of Peace.
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Greenfield Robotics Executive Chairman, Jay Samit, is a serial disruptor, bestselling author & keynote speaker. He's also a talented artist! We love this painting of the bots hard at work on the farm.
You may have heard it called soil health, regenerative agriculture or carbon farming.
Instead of constantly pumping fertilizers and pesticides into worn-out soil, a more hands-off approach encourages an underground living ecosystem of bugs, worms, fungi, microbes and bacteria to make the soil healthier and less threatening to the environment.
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Although we've recently seen a surge in farm-to-table, shopping local, and CSA farm shares, how quickly will we return to buying from factory farms and embracing our vulnerable food supply chain because it's cheaper and easier? What happens next time there's a crisis?
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