Supermarket shelves stripped bare? History can teach us to ‘make do’ with food

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Recent COVID-19 induced panic buying has raised concerns about food security for many Australians.

While there’s plenty of food available, many Australians have seen supermarkets stripped bare of essentials in recent weeks. For some it can be hard to find basic items like rice or canned foods.

This is especially true for many of our most vulnerable citizens, from the elderly to those in remote Indigenous communities. What’s more, rising job losses and higher food prices means many people will be out-priced, increasing the number of those experiencing food insecurity in coming months.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation Paperpress
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2020


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