Agriculture Leaders From Florida, Israel Discuss COVID-19 Solutions
Partner Meital Stavinsky was quoted in a South Florida Sun Sentinel article about a panel session she moderated discussing how the agriculture industry has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. The panelists discussed how their companies are meeting challenges such as employee health and safety, restricted travel, disrupted distribution networks and changes in demand and packaging. They also discussed the merits of government support during the pandemic, and more generally in driving innovation and collaboration.
“The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted, among others, the importance of food security, globally and here in the U.S.," said Ms. Stavinsky. “As consumers during the shutdown, we experienced supply shortage in the supermarkets,” she continued. “Farmers, on the other hand, had to deal with ensuring the health of their workers, and also strains on regular distribution channels as result of shutdown of education institutions, the hospitality industry, restaurants, cruise lines and theme parks who had no need of placing regular bulk orders during that time.”