As the world recovered from the pandemic, surges in demand led to shortages in supply, which were exacerbated by several events, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, domestic and international political tensions, and the increasing urgency for climate action resulting in new policies, targets, and practices. The result of this [im]perfect storm is the current inflation we are experiencing, which went from -0.4% in January 2022 to 8.1% in June 2022. Moreover, inflation has been made more complex by the emergence of new price drivers, such as fossilflation, greenflation, and climateflation, which had already begun to impact economies around the world amidst the urgency of ensuring an effective and timely net-zero transition.
Finance: Cashflow Management, Financial Literacy, Market Disruptions, Business Management
Posted Date: March 31, 2023
The current COVID-19 pandemic has raised the question of the link between the nature of animal farming and the risk of new pandemics, with a view that intensive industrial-scale animal farming increases the risk of pandemics and that the current global supply chain for animal products is vulnerable to this risk. Some viruses present in farmed animal population have broken the species barrier and become pathogenic for humans with the risk of human-to-human transmission (e.g., the G4 variant of avian influenza, H5N6 or H5N1). As these animal diseases threaten human health, one may see increased public distrust of animal products.
Biosecurity: Public Trust and Consumer Advocacy
Posted Date: May 27, 2021
With the massive exodus from large urban centres to suburbs, small towns and rural areas, caused by the COVID-19 crisis, the arrrival of new urban neighbors with different sets of values, norms and little knowledge and understanding of the actual farming realities can have an impact on the social fabric of the host communities.
People: Public Trust and Consumer Advocacy
Posted Date: April 13, 2021