THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The head of the World Food Program says that the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need to strengthen vulnerable supply chains to impoverished nations struggling to feed their populations. David Beasley, executive director of the United Nations’ Nobel Peace Prize-winning food program, warned Wednesday that the pandemic put further stress on supply chains getting food to the hungry. He has told a World Economic Forum panel discussion that “We’ve got to continue to work the system, we’ve got to make certain that we are … less vulnerable to COVID type impacts.” Beasley stressed that the food supply system is “not broken” but that 10% of the global population is in extreme poverty and needs to be reached by suppliers.
Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on March 18, 2019 at 2:25 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (4-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) rose to No. 12 in this week’s Inside Lacrosse men’s media poll.The Orange are coming off their second-straight comeback win with an 18-14 victory over then-No. 16 Rutgers on Saturday. SU outscored the Scarlet Knights 8-3 in the final quarter and have outscored opponents 14-4 in fourth quarters over its past two games.SU returns to action this weekend for the final game of its seven-game homestand to start the season on Sunday against Duke.