Could local food fill our supermarket shelves?

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Type Media contribution
Period06 May 2020

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TitleCould local food fill our supermarket shelves
DescriptionEmpty supermarket shelves have been a scary symptom of the COVID-19 crisis. From daily staples to sneaky snacks, we’re running low. Those shelves reveal something we don’t normally need to think about: here in Wales, our dinners depend on imported food, supply chains, and distribution networks. Could panic at the shops have been averted if we ate more local food? Should Welsh produce be prioritised in the future?
Media name/outletWISERD blog
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Degree of recognitionNational
Media typeWeb
Date06 May 2020
URLhttps://wiserd.ac.uk/news/could-local-food-fill-our-supermarket-shelves

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Empty supermarket shelves have been a scary symptom of the COVID-19 crisis. From daily staples to sneaky snacks, we’re running low. Those shelves reveal something we don’t normally need to think about: here in Wales, our dinners depend on imported food, supply chains, and distribution networks. Could panic at the shops have been averted if we ate more local food? Should Welsh produce be prioritised in the future?