French Fries, an Ocean Voyage, and the Origin of Social Distancing
Four stories about Covid-19 we’re reading today
- The closure of Belgium’s bars and restaurants has led to a massive surplus of 750,000 tons of potatoes, which normally would be double-fried and served as frites. Now, reports CNBC, the secretary general of Belgium’s potato industry body is urging citizens to eat fries at least twice a week.
- Relatedly, experts interviewed by The Counter explain why the surpluses of produce created by Covid-19 can’t just be used to…