Episode 6: A Strained Food Chain

About this Episode:

COVID-19 has drastically disrupted the way food is produced, distributed, and available in the U.S. and around the world. The toll of the virus on those who plant, pick, buy, sell, and, at times, go hungry, is increasing. In this episode, we explore the vulnerabilities of a complex and interconnected food system and the inevitable bright spots along the way.


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Brian Kjesbo | Minnesota Farmer
Greg Sabolik | Minnesota Dairyman
Phillip Brooks | Former Produce Distributor
Tikki Brown | Director: Community Economic Opportunity & Nutrition | MN Dept. of Human Services
Adair Mosley | President & CEO | Pillsbury United Communities
Dan Sumner, PhD | Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics | UC-Davis
Pasquale Presa | Chef & Owner | Pasquale’s Neighborhood Pizzeria | Rochester, MN
Niyeti Shah | Assoc. Director of Center for Public Health | The Milken Institute
Kelly Kunkel | Health & Nutrition Educator | University of MN Extension | Mankato Office
John Finnegan | Dean and Professor at University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Michael Joyce | Producer and Host of ‘Health In All Matters’ Podcast

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