No Food Shortage Due to Coronovirus
Todd Inglee is the Executive Director of the Colorado Beef Council.
Inglee says the Beef Council, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, and the Colorado Livestock Association have all seen how store shelves have been left bare in recent days due to panic buying by consumers.
INGLEE: “ We know there are adequate inventories of food stuffs, food products. We know that it’s there we just have to help ensure that it gets delivered to retail and to let people know that it’s going to be there they don’t have to go out and panic buy.
He says he’s been told by folks in rural areas how people are driving to their communities from the urban centers to clean out items like toilet paper.
Fear is contagious. People will react on that and it seems to grow and grow and it feeds on itself. We can communicate to consumers that there’s no need for fear. The food supply is strong, is full. Supply chains are all working together.”
Another note worth mentioning: according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food.