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[email protected]: Shoppers dissatisfied with Amazon post COVID-19 | Reimagining the global food system

5@5: Shoppers dissatisfied with Amazon post COVID-19 | Reimagining the global food system
Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top food and supplement headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

Amazon doesn't need no satisfaction

A recent survey of Amazon shoppers shows a significant drop in the number of customers who find its services very or extremely satisfactory. This is likely due to delivery delays and the lack of availability of certain nonessential products during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though more people are spending money on Amazon's online platform than ever before, this low rating could harm Amazon further along as other retailers continue to bolster their online delivery efforts. Read more at The Wall Street Journal...


How to reimagine our food systems for a post-COVID world

The COVID-19 crisis has shown that siloed strategies around food systems lead to diet-related diseases, market innovations that prioritize efficiency over environmental and human health as well as production systems that spur climate change and loss of biodiversity. To remedy this, experts suggest using systems thinking to understand how interdependent structures interact in a dynamic system and then rethinking supply chains, building stronger connections between food policy and the environment and democratizing and localizing food systems planning. Read more at World Economic Forum...


The latest in cancer prevention: Move more, ditch beer and bacon

The American Cancer Society's updated cancer prevention guidelines recommend doing at least 20 minutes of physical activity each day and limiting one's intake of red and processed meats in addition to processed grains and alcohol. ACS also reiterated the importance of maintaining a healthy body weight as 11% of cancers in women and 5% in men have been linked to overweight and obese states. Read more at HealthDay...


Farmworkers in America's tomato capital may have one of the highest rates of coronavirus infection globally

25,000 farmworkers in Immokalee, Florida, still don't have access to adequate personal protective equipment, contact tracing and testing facilities. In May there were just 44 cases in the community, but just one month later 870 have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. These farmworkers are quite literally risking their lives to keep the U.S. food system running, and most of them live under the poverty line, so the stark lack of aid is especially disheartening. Read more at The Counter...


Gulf 'dead zone' costing seafood industry, environment $2.4B in damage each year

A "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico the size of New Hampshire is causing up to $2.4 billion in damage to fisheries and the surrounding marine habitat each year. It is caused by nitrogen pollution that arrives via the Mississippi River from farms and livestock operations in the Midwest; excess nitrogen kills off algae and depletes oxygen in the water, effectively killing or displacing marine life. Read more at NOLA...

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