Covid-19 has shocked our food-supply system like nothing in modern history. On today’s episode, Freakonomics Radio examines the winners, the losers, the unintended consequences — and just how much toilet paper one household really needs.
Host Stephen Dubner interviewed:
- An owner of a family farm in central New York, on new demand for certain cuts of meat
- The head of a food supply trade association, on the strain on the grocery system
- A food bank director, on challenges keeping up with a huge increase in demand
- An economist, on herd mentality and the hoarding of toilet paper
- A head chef, on job losses and whether the restaurant industry can bounce back
- An investor, on opportunities in the world of online food