Sunday Thoughts

Food is quickly becoming a main issue around this pandemic.

From Farmers having to let their crops go….to food banks being stretched to their limits…..to the hunger that is approaching.

I wrote about the food bank crisis in an earlier post…..and here it is…..https://lobotero.com/2020/04/16/closing-thought-16apr20/

I had bitched about those people that are allowing the produce and dairy and eggs go to waste…..and now there is some good news on the food thing…..

Farmers around the country have been forced to dump milk and waste fresh produce as schools, restaurants and other institutions remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In response, Supermarket chain Publix launched a new initiative Wednesday to help struggling farmers — and get the food to Americans who need it most.

The company’s press release said it will purchase fresh produce and milk from farmers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and donate the goods directly to Feeding America food banks that are in its “operating area.” During the first week of the initiative alone, some 150,000 pounds of produce and 43,500 gallons of milk is expected to be donated, the company said.

“As a food retailer, we have the unique opportunity to bridge the gap between the needs of families and farmers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic,” said Todd Jones, Publix CEO. “In addition to providing much needed produce and milk to food banks, this initiative provides financial support to farmers during this challenging time.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/publix-buying-excess-milk-produce-from-farmers-donations-feeding-america-food-banks-2020-04-22/

Publix should be commended for their foresight.

And please stop blaming the farmers…..look instead to the USDA of the Trump admin…….

Tens of millions of pounds of American-grown produce is rotting in fields as food banks across the country scramble to meet a massive surge in demand, a two-pronged disaster that has deprived farmers of billions of dollars in revenue while millions of newly jobless Americans struggle to feed their families.

While other federal agencies quickly adapted their programs to the coronavirus crisis, the Agriculture Department took more than a month to make its first significant move to buy up surplus fruits and vegetables despite repeated entreaties.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/26/food-banks-coronavirus-agriculture-usda-207215

Yet another incident where the Trump group did not do what was needed when  it was needed….

It is NO secret that I am not a fan of the state of Israel….I think they have pushed the guilt trip on the West as far as it can go….it is time for them to start acting like a civilized nation…..

All that aside there are things that give me pause…like when the IDF destroys crops that people depend on for the life…..and now after bombing Gaza unmercifully they have decided to stop virus testing in the Strip…..

Israeli soldiers conducting coronavirus tests in the Gaza Strip have been ordered to stop by Defence Minister Naftali Bennett due to coordination issues, an Israeli newspaper has reported. According to Maariv, the Israeli government cancelled the initiative and claimed that Bennett himself was not aware of the army initiative due to a “lack of communication”.

The initiative lasted for two days and only 100 samples were tested at one of the army’s bases on the fringe of the besieged Gaza Strip. Soldiers had announced last week that they would carry out 50 coronavirus tests per day on samples from the Gaza Strip at the army laboratory in Tzrifin. The lab is also conducting tests for soldiers suspected of having the deadly virus. As of 15 April, the total number of infections in Gaza stood at 13.

The UN should take this up…it is a crime against humanity in my book….they are acting like the brutes that decimated them in the 40s.

Bet you will not hear this on the MSM in the US….those d/bags protect Israel like they were its child…..well may it is.

Have a good day…..be well….be safe

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

 

4 thoughts on “Sunday Thoughts

  1. Any news about Israel is guaranteed to make me angry these days.
    But the initiative to use some of the otherwise wasted food and milk is something to cheer about.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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