Dr. Jill Vecchio joins Kim for a discussion on food supply issues. A number of supply-chain issues across different industries since the start of the pandemic have shown how each link in the supply chain is critical for the good to reach the consumer. Failures in supply chains lead to shortages, which leads to price hikes as there are fewer goods to meet demand. One of the major inflationary concerns besetting Americans is the cost of groceries. Many common household staples and food items have seen significant price increases as a result of supply chain concerns. Then there are issues like the recent baby formula shortage, where government shuts down access to a food supply. All
Dr. Vecchio explains how vulnerable the food supply chain is and points to recent incidents that have impacted food processing plants and distribution centers: Fires, COVID outbreaks, general failures, and more. Putting food on the table is an immense task requiring the resources of farmers, producers, processors, and transporters. Everyone from Farmers to laborers to truckers plays vital roles. Listen to the full discussion in the second hour.