Our Monoculture Food Supply Is A Potential Coronavirus Calamity

Our Monoculture Food Supply Is A Potential Coronavirus Calamity (The American Conservative)

As I’ve talked to farmers and local food advocates over the years, there’s always been an argument out there that local-food sovereignty and diversity are not just important for our health, for the environment, or for the soil—but that they are also important to national security. Diverse, strong, and local food sources are integral to the support of the communities that live there, in case global (or even national) crises threaten the normal food distribution systems that so many rely on. The thousands of miles that lie between cities and their food supply represent a danger we need to reckon with.

 

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