COVID-19 Q&A: Pascal Thériault on Canadian food security during the pandemic

Published: 14 May 2020

"Our food supply chain is a highly efficient mature system, but it has been knocked off balance by the crisis... In a way, we went from being on cruise control to hitting traffic."

In recent days, we’ve seen major meat processing plants shutting down because of COVID-19 outbreaks. Farmers are struggling because foreign workers can’t come into the country to plant or harvest crops. Are Canadians facing shortages and rising prices at the grocery store?

Pascal Thériault, an agricultural economist and Faculty Lecturer at the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, looks at the challenges facing Canada’s food supply chain. 


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