Alongside COVID-19, is another looming global crisis, equally as dangerous and potentially more terrible in the long-term: anthropogenic climate change. Both climate change and the coronavirus are bringing the problems of our industrialised food system into the light, be it through the breakdown of food supply chains based on ‘just-in-time’ logistics or on a more fundamental level, as farming becomes more difficult in an increasingly unpredictable climate.
The climate crisis and the changes it brings is dramatically impacting farmers across the world. As temperatures rise and rainfall becomes increasingly unpredictable, production is dropping, and businesses are struggling. However, in the United States, anthropogenic climate change still divides opinion. Many still question its scientific validity, including the President who said climate