A worker picks lemons at an orchard in California, US. Photo: Getty Images./AFPA worker picks lemons at an orchard in California, US. Photo: Getty Images./AFP
A worker picks lemons at an orchard in California, US. Photo: Getty Images./AFP

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Will coronavirus trigger global food crisis?

  • With many planes grounded, shipments of vegetables from Africa to Europe or fruit from South America to the US are being disrupted
  • The lack of labour is also affecting planting and harvesting and could cause shortages and rising prices for staple crops
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A worker picks lemons at an orchard in California, US. Photo: Getty Images./AFPA worker picks lemons at an orchard in California, US. Photo: Getty Images./AFP
A worker picks lemons at an orchard in California, US. Photo: Getty Images./AFP
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