We have enough food—it’s just in all the wrong places
When government officials say we have enough food for everyone, they’re ignoring a stranger, more complicated reality—which is that we don’t know how to distribute it. Dan Charles of NPR reports that the Covid-19 pandemic has scrambled our supply chains. Vegetable growers and dairy farmers can’t sell to their usual customers—the chain restaurants, schools, and cafeterias that have closed their doors. That means cucumbers and bell peppers are rotting in the fields, and milk is getting dumped. How do we stop that? One farmer says the government needs to step in and buy that uneaten food.