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Covid-19 lockdowns hit hard global fisheries and aquaculture 

Covid-19 lockdowns hit hard global fisheries and aquaculture  | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Global fisheries and aquaculture have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and could face further disruption in 2021 as lockdowns affect supply and demand across the sector, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
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GREECE: Olive Harvest, Olive Oil Creation Persist in Greek Lockdown

GREECE: Olive Harvest, Olive Oil Creation Persist in Greek Lockdown | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Although the Greek government has declared a second COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, Greece’s olive harvest and olive oil production are continuing. Some seasonal labor shortages and mobility issues may cause minor delays, but several olive oil professionals remain optimistic that bottled Greek extra virgin olive oil will reach global consumers in good time.

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Spain: The impact of COVID-19 lockdown on food priorities. 

Spain: The impact of COVID-19 lockdown on food priorities.  | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

This preliminary study describes the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis on people’s interests, opinions, and behaviour towards food. Here, the evolution of people’s internet searches, the characteristics of the most watched YouTube videos, and Tweeted messages in relation to COVID-19 and food was studied. Additionally, an online questionnaire (Spanish population, n = 362) studied changes in food shopping habits during the lockdown, motivations behind the changes, and perceived reliability of the information received from media.

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Coronavirus: The foods we are all eating during lockdown

Coronavirus: The foods we are all eating during lockdown | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

With most of us stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, our eating habits have had to change. Meals out have been impossible, and we've all been having to eat from home. So what have we been eating and which firms have been benefiting?

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Spain: Environmental and nutritional impacts of dietary changes during the COVID-19 lockdown

Spain: Environmental and nutritional impacts of dietary changes during the COVID-19 lockdown | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The COVID lockdown has affected food purchases and eating habits. In this regard, this short communication assesses the nutritional and environmental impacts of these changes during the COVID lockdown in Spain, by applying Life Cycle Assessment and an energy- and nutrient-corrected functional unit. Three environmental impacts were studied (Global Warming Potential, Blue Water Footprint and Land Use) and a total of seven weekly diet scenarios were designed: two pre-COVID diets for March and April in 2019 (MAR19, APR19), one COVID diet (COVID) and two alternative diets, one based on the National Dietary Guidelines (NDG) and another one on the Planetary Health Diet (PHD).