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4th Agriculture Department Food Inspector Dies As COVID-19 Cases Multiply At Meat Plants

A fourth food safety inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture has died of COVID-19 as cases continue to surge at meat processing plants across the nation. About 10,000 COVID-19 cases have been linked to workers at the plants and their contacts, according to a recent analysis by USA Today and the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting. […]

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Food Insecurity Roughly Doubled For U.S. Households Amid Pandemic, Surveys Suggest

The number of Americans struggling to afford food is mounting dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic, two new surveys suggest.  In late April, slightly more than 20% — or 1 in 5 — U.S. households reported food insecurity, according to an analysis by The Brookings Institution of two recent nationally representative surveys.  By comparison, 11% of […]

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Trevor Noah Offers Cheeky Solution For Food Supply Woes Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Trevor Noah offered a tongue-in-cheek solution to the food industry’s recent woes this week, suggesting that Americans take a super-sized approach to meal consumption during the coronavirus crisis.  On Wednesday’s installment of “The Daily Show,” Noah pointed to recent reports that found a spike in food waste across the U.S. With school cafeterias,  restaurants and hotels […]