In this CNBC documentary “Supermarket Shock: Crisis in
America’s Food Supply Chain”, take a look inside the impact Covid-19 has had on
the American food supply chain. The video features our co-founder, Jon
McConaughy and Double Brook Farm, to show how the Covid-19 pandemic has
affected their closed loop food system. Their Farm features an onsight
slaughterhouse, butcher shop, bakery, market and restaurant, providing the
local community with a safe and secure food resource during the pandemic.
We’ve seen how necessity drives invention, and this
documentary highlights how local farmers and production chains have been able
to step up to continue to safely and sustainably support their communities
during this peculiar time. While this process has not been without its
difficulties, local supply chains have successfully adapted in ways that
maintain the integrity of their “decent” and socially conscious practices while
the world around them continues to rapidly change. Some have shifted their
farm-to-table model to farm-to-front door while others have focused on smaller
production and reduced human contact. If you have the time, we suggest watching
the full “Supermarket Shock” video linked here, however there is also a shorter 5
minute clip that touches on the shifts and successes of these local supply
chains linked here.
The Decency Foundation acknowledges the difficulties facing the agriculture sector during this time, admires all they have done to adapt, and continues to work towards a more decent and sustainable future.