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American food supply is under pressure, from plants to store shelves

American food supply is under pressure, from plants to store shelves

The U.S. food system is under renewed pressure as Covid-19’s Omicron variant stretches the workforce from processing plants to grocery stores, leaving gaps on supermarket shelves. In Arizona, one in ten processing and distribution workers at a major manufacturing company was recently on sick leave. In Massachusetts, employee illness has slowed the flow of fish …

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