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May 13 Letter to the Editor

Sheltering in place doesn't make sense


Last updated 5/18/2020 at 10:57pm

Brad Skiff | The Omak-Okanogan County Journal

Sheltering in place doesn't make sense

There's a lot to appreciate about farmers donating potatoes and volunteers helping to distribute them.

But if one is awake, it's also deeply disturbing that farmers will soon "plow under a billion pounds of potatoes."  

Mind you that, this year, billions of people are forecast to starve to death around the world due to weather having caused crop failures globally and unprecedented locust migrations.  

Even in the U.S., the supply of food for restaurants can't be repackaged fast enough to avoid a 50% food shortage for months. 

And too many truckers...

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