Food waste during COVID-19

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Disruptions in the food supply chain are leading to empty produce bins and shelves at some grocery stores in California. Credit: Travis Wise (CC BY 2.0).

Due to COVID-19, farmers nationwide are tossing tons of eggs, dumping thousands of gallons of milk into manure pits, and plowing under fresh vegetables. Coronavirus outbreaks have led grocery stores and meat production plants to shut down.