Get Ready! Food Riots May Be Only Weeks Away If Lockdowns Not Soon Ended As Food Shortages Already Hitting Tens Of Thousands Amidst The COVID-19 Crisis

Monday, April 13, 2020
By Paul Martin

– And Now We’re Warned Of: ‘Severe, Disastrous, Repercussions For Many In The Supply Chain’

By Susan Duclos
All News PipeLine
April 13, 2020

Due to the nationwide lockdown measures taken by each state to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and the closing of businesses deemed “non-essential,” and the fear from workers in businesses that are considered “essential,” as well as schools across the nation being shuttered temporarily, the food industry is taking a massive hit and the shortages for tens of thousands of Americans have already begun.

Between people losing their jobs and not being able to afford grocery shopping, food plants closing, grocery store workers becoming ill and others scared to even go to work, along with farmers forced to dump harvest because the businesses that they sold to are closed for an indefinite amount of time, with others ending up closing permanent, we see this has led to “food lines,” the type of which hasn’t been seen for decades upon decades.

All that and so much more will be discussed below.

MEATS, FARMERS AND FOOD SHORTAGES………………

Recently we at ANP and others reported on meat processing facilities for both Tyson and JBS had to close plants after employees fell ill. Now we another domino falls as Smithsfield is shutting a pork plant indefinitely, and issuing a dire warning about upcoming food shortages in the process.

Smithfield extended the closure of its Sioux Falls, South Dakota, plant after initially saying it would idle temporarily for cleaning. The facility is one of the nation’s largest pork processing facilities, representing 4% to 5% of U.S. pork production, according to the company.

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem said on Saturday that 238 Smithfield employees had active cases of the new coronavirus, accounting for 55% of the state’s total. Noem and the mayor of Sioux Falls had recommended the company shut the plant, which has about 3,700 workers, for at least two weeks.

“It is impossible to keep our grocery stores stocked if our plants are not running,” Smithfield Chief Executive Ken Sullivan said in a statement on Sunday. “These facility closures will also have severe, perhaps disastrous, repercussions for many in the supply chain, first and foremost our nation’s livestock farmers.”

Meat plant workers are also walking off the job due to the dangers and the unsafe working conditions, which is putting more strain on those still up and running…at least for now.

Many of those same livestock farmers were already trying to make up for losses after the mid-west flooding in 2019 killed off a significant portion of livestock… and now this.

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