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Al Jazeera, 02/05 - Will the coronavirus pandemic lead to food shortages? And can the EU rescue its weakest states?

With more than two billion people under lockdown, supply chains have been disrupted. But that disruption is not just in emerging and developing markets. 

The rapid collapse of economic activity has led to more than 30 million people applying for unemployment benefits in the United States and a sharp increase in demand at American food banks, according to food charities. And yet, farmers are destroying produce, dumping milk and culling livestock despite grocery stores struggling to stock shelves.

While rich nations have the financial muscle to see themselves through the crisis, it is the low income and developing nations that could see past economic gains disappear.