Covid-19 and Food – Episode 2
A new podcast series from the Institute for Global Food Security exploring the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the food landscape.
As well as being a global health crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic is intricately linked with food – from the origins of the virus through to the impact on international food systems, the food industry and the wider food economy.
In this podcast series, leading figures from the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast focus on the areas where the pandemic has caused the biggest shockwaves, from international disruption to supply and demand to the fierce debate around the future of agriculture and environmental sustainability.
Along the way, we discuss the impact on animals and wildlife; the opportunity for greater nutrition during lockdown; and how our local food industry is coping. In Episode 2, Declan Billington, a Northern Ireland agrifood business leader and Brexit negotiator and an honorary professor at Queen’s University Belfast talks to IGFS Communications Officer Una Bradley about the impact of Covid 19 on the local food industry.