How does COVID-19 Affect Food Industries?

The pandemic has affected many food industries which affects the whole community. 

When COVID-19 started. the need for food products in restaurants and other food industries decreased. Food producers are reluctant to work extra hours especially because the pandemic is still on the loose and for the fear of catching the virus. They also will get less demands for food products in restaurants because not many will request them. Thinking long term, if the food producers produce a smaller amount of foods, they would receive a smaller income too. In order to fix that, food prices will rise, keeping the food producer’s income the same. However, poor citizens would not be able to easily get a hold of the food products they need. This causes poverty around the community; the people who need food will not be able to buy it easily. 

Not only do communities have higher demands in food, but also restaurants are negatively affected as a result of the pandemic. According to ABC news, around 16,000 restaurants have been closed down, due to the pandemic. If the restaurants close down, the employees would become jobless, meaning they would not get an income anymore. If the employees do not receive money, they would probably not spend as much money as they would when they do receive income. The money not spent will not go to other shops (eg. grocery shops) which results in a low income to the other shops. The shop employees would therefore spend less, and the domino effect would continue on. Eventually, not many would be receiving income, causing poverty over the community. 

COVID-19 has affected food industries greatly, which causes multiple problems that degrade the community.

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