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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