How the coronavirus crisis is affecting food supply

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SINGAPORE: The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted global food supplies and is causing labour shortages in the agriculture sector worldwide. ARE WE FACING FOOD SHORTAGES? Panic buying by shoppers cleared supermarket shelves of staples such as pasta and flour as populations worldwide prepared for lockdowns. Meat and dairy producers as well as fruit and vegetable farmers struggled to shift supplies from restaurants to grocery stores, creating the perception of shortages for consumers.

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