Notes (Vol. 19 N. 4 – 2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a wide impact on our lives (Hakovirta and Denuwara, 2020) and is going to have further direct and indirect impacts on our ‘common home’. Besides justified renewed attention to human health and to reinforce the sanitary systems, reasonable worries are developing around the impact of the pandemic on food systems1 and on possible solutions to be enacted for counteracting the effect of present and future emergencies and ensuring access to food to human population worldwide. After 2007-08 and 2010-11 economic crises, our globalized economic system has been once again set on the edge of a deep crisis. In this context, a debate is arising on the main factors at the base of the spread of pandemics and misleading concepts/interpretations are more and more at the centre of media attention. Such misleading information could drive current mainstream opinion in a direction that can further impair the natural capital, increasing risk for new pandemic outbreaks and further ingenerating unbalance in food access.

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