Over these past few months as the COVID-19 pandemic has raged throughout the world, humans have experienced a societal shift never seen before. As governments enact social distancing measures and stay-at-home orders, unemployment rates have faced a steep incline accompanied with complications for different groups, particularly women. These reactionary policies to an environmental crisis have resulted in several problematic circumstances that directly affect women, both within the household as well as in public life.Continue reading “Why are women more likely to be impacted by coronavirus?”
COVID-19 drives global hunger as the pandemic threatens food aid distribution
Hundreds of millions of people will go hungry tonight. There is more than enough food produced to feed the world but it isn’t being distributed to those who need it. The industrialization of our agricultural system has led to massive inequities in both food production and consumption. These problems have only been exacerbated by the current global pandemic and the stress it’s bringing to the system. To remedy these discrepancies, there must be a massive restructuring of our global conceptualization of agriculture and our food supply chains.Continue reading “COVID-19 drives global hunger as the pandemic threatens food aid distribution”
Biodiversity and COVID-19: is the coronavirus pandemic really the “great equalizer”?
Our farming economy in the United States is heavily reliant on corn, and this makes us more vulnerable to climate change and to the coronavirus. Our ability to access a greater diversity of crops during this crisis is paramount to our health and the health of the Earth. However, access to healthy foods, especially during the pandemic, is a luxury of the wealthy. This pandemic highlights inequalities in our society that impact the lives and livelihoods of millions of Americans.Continue reading “Biodiversity and COVID-19: is the coronavirus pandemic really the “great equalizer”?”