Since 2019, a humanitarian crisis has been unfolding directly across the U.S.-Mexico border from Brownsville, Texas. The pandemic has made food delivery considerably more complicated.
Coronavirus outbreaks in meatpacking facilities and shortages in groceries are driving some consumers to reconsider local food options.
Food industry workers have experienced some of the fastest-growing rates of COVID-19, which FERN has been closely tracking in the food system since mid-April.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, sudden life-threatening ailments among tourists, fishermen and others on the Galapagos Islands were considered so rare that hospitals didn't have a single intensive care unit bed.