Michael Haedicke Article in The Conversation

Professor Michael Haedicke, who will be joining the UMaine Sociology Department in Fall 2020, has authored an article in The Conversation:

How coronavirus threatens the seasonal farmworkers at the heart of the American food supply

April 3, 2020

By Michael Haedick, Associate Professor of Sociology, Drake University

Many Americans may find bare grocery store shelves the most worrying sign of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their food system.

But, for the most part, shortages of shelf-stable items like pasta, canned beans and peanut butter are temporary because the U.S. continues to produce enough food to meet demand – even if it sometimes takes a day or two to catch up.

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