Coronavirus: Tim Lang calls for food rationing

In this piece in The Conversation, Tim Lang (Professor of Food Policy at City, University of London) argues that the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis exposes the fragility of the UK’s food supply chain, with limited storage, a just-in-time supply model, and nearly half of the UK’s food being imported. Lang calls for a food rationing system to be introduced to ensure everyone has access to food (read Lang’s letter to the UK Prime Minister here).

Read the full piece, Coronavirus: rationing based on health, equity and decency now needed – food system expert, here. See also the Foodsource building block What is food security? and read other COVID-19 content in the FCRN’s research library here.

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24 Mar 2020
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