The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165215 Message #4045931
Posted By: Donuel
13-Apr-20 - 09:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Subject: RE:Who can solve the supply chain question?
The supply chain runs on 2 seperate tracks; grocery and commercial (institutions and restaurants).
People fearing lock down and insufficient supplies put stress on the grocery side and the commercial side has much less demand and are destroying food at the source like milk, eggs and plowing ripe crops under. Yes much of it rots.
People are not accustomed to buy eggs by the gross or 40 lbs packages of chicken. The commercial track always had their own distributors and packaging.
Federal intervention is sorely needed to turn things around or severe food shortage may derail rich nations. We could have neither bread or circus. Inaction will lead to the most dire scenarios we dare not imagine.
I have already seen two lanes of cars waiting in 10 mile long lines for 20 lbs of free food bank food.