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Feeding Everyone No Matter What
Experts have warned for decades that a global pandemic was imminent. Yet when COVID-19 struck, the world was largely unprepared. Moreover, as the public realized their cities would soon go into lockdown, their response was to hoard food, quickly emptying grocery store shelves — even as they were told there was no risk of a food shortage.
What will happen if, as experts predict, an even more devastating catastrophe occurs that actually does damage global food supplies?
If the climate changes dramatically — especially if the sun is blocked — or if there is a significant disruption to industry or shipping, global food supplies could dwindle. How can we continue to feed people and maintain peace if grocery stores truly do run out of food? ALLFED seeks to provide practical food solutions so that in the event of a global catastrophe governments and communities can respond quickly, save lives and reduce the risk to civilization.
Our COVID-19 Response
The threat of COVID-19 goes beyond the tragic death rate associated with the virus. As we’ve seen with our research, lockdowns and freezes on imports and exports, if poorly implemented, could create an even greater risk to life, as already vulnerable populations face increased food insecurity and possible starvation. We’re studying how governments can better respond to the virus to minimize its spread, while ensuring their citizens have enough to eat.
We’re sharing our research with relevant government officials in the countries that could be most negatively affected by food shortages, and we’re conducting further research to better understand what we can learn from this pandemic to help save lives if a catastrophe of even greater proportions strikes.