Queen's Policy Engagement

Covid-19 and Food – Episode 4

A new podcast series from the Institute for Global Food Security exploring the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the food landscape.

Covid-19 and Food – Episode 4

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 4, Dr Danielle McCarthy, Senior Lecturer at IGFS and former Head of Nutrition at Sainsbury’s, tells IGFS Communications Officer Una Bradley why the Covid-19 crisis provides an opportunity not only for enhanced health and wellbeing but a shake-up of the entire food system.

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Kevin Fearon is the Business Alliance Manager for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty at Queen's University Belfast and manages the Queen's Policy Engagement initiative.

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