Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of May 19, 2020)

Pyttipanna: Swedish for “small pieces in a pan.”

Image: Library of Congress

  • Food insecurity in West Africa to spike from combined woes of COVID-19, violence, and weather
  • Some myths about food-handling debunked
  • The inability of local food supplies to remedy pandemic-related shortages explained
  • A deeper dive into present food shortages, their causes, and their implications
  • Food banks stretched thin by pandemic-related high demand resort to using driverless cars
  • Another pandemic-related tragedy: Oz brewers dump nearly 8 million pints of unsold kegged beer
  • Cities move to pare down delivery apps’ take of dinner bills in order to help struggling area eateries
  • A treat to make you cry: Teargas-flavored ice cream is a thing in Hong Kong
  • Trump administration permits food producers to police themselves when using GMO crops, and watchdog groups are howling
  • Pizza joint owner discovers an arbitrage opportunity in popular delivery app

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