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Foodborne illnesses continue to rise as efforts to prevent them fail

Experts stressed, however, that the data does not apply to the current pandemic of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

“There’s no evidence right now to support transmission of Covid-19 by our food supply,” said Dr. Patricia Griffin, chief of the CDC’s enteric, or intestinal, diseases epidemiology branch.

“Covid-19 is caused by a different pathogen, with a different mode of transmission, different biology, different epidemiology,” said food safety expert Benjamin Chapman, a professor in the department of agricultural and human sciences at North Carolina State University, who was not involved in the report.

“The foodborne pathogens that we’re

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Food scarcity is on the rise in America as the economy reels

The number of American families struggling to put food on the table has seen a “substantial” increase since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Reserve of St. Louis said in a new analysis of Census Bureau data. 

Food insecurity — defined as the inability to afford healthy food for all family members — affected 37 million U.S. households even before the start of the disease outbreak. That’s due in part to widening income inequality, which has undercut the economic gains during the weak recovery that followed the Great Recession. But food shortages are on the rise as

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2020 food trends: Foods predicted to be on the rise

  • As the year comes to a close, Uber Eats released a list of 2019’s most popular foods and its predictions for food trends in 2020.
  • Food delivery users are increasingly ordering plant-based food alternatives, vegetables, and trendy wellness food products like collagen and bone broth going into 2020.
  • Foods accelerating in popularity include Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, and oat milk.
  • According to Jeanette Mellinger, head of Uber Eats user research, the service is seeing a “greater increase in socially conscious and health-conscious dining.”
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When it comes to late-night eats and food deliveries, a

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