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PGA Executive Director: ‘Vulnerability of the Canadian supply chain tested to its limits’

In an Executive Director report, Terence Hochstein of the Potato Growers of Alberta (PGA) says: “As I write this article for May 1st, Canada is now 107 days from the first reported case of COVID-19. Never in the history of mankind has the entire world come to a screeching halt; the world economy is completely upside down. There are millions of opinions out there as to the seriousness of this pandemic and the forever lasting effects of what our lives will look like in the future.

In his report, published in the PGA newsletter Potato Minute, Hochstein went on to note that as the days go by, the Canadian political leaders continue to say that the Canadian food supply chain is safe, we will not run out of food. In reality, the vulnerability of this supply chain is being tested to its limits. It is true that Canada is one of only a handful of countries that has a

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