Coronavirus threat to EU food supplies, America's beef capital and the 'anti-meat agenda'

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Coronavirus threat to EU food supplies, America's beef capital and the 'anti-meat agenda'

25 March 2020
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The food and farming industry has called for borders between EU member states to be kept open for goods and produce to avoid food shortages during the coronavirus outbreak. They also called for contingency plans to avoid a lack of migrant labour for harvest and processing roles.

Germany has said it is considering plans to address labour shortages including encouraging workers made unemployed in the catering sector to switch to agricultural jobs. Polish farming unions have urged the government to allow Ukrainians to remain in the country for an extended period to avoid labour shortages in the agri-food sector.