Not only did a Hartford, Connecticut egg farm go up in flames last week, but two other food processing facilities outside the United States experienced fires recently.
In both instances, fire officials say that incidents like this a very rare and that arson is not suspected. While there is still no proof of wrongdoing but that information needs to be better communicated to the public uneasy about higher food prices. Consequently and to no one’s surprise, media coverage of these incidents has grown.
Despite expert’s assurances that food prices will not be impacted, it may not be enough to allay public fears of food insecurity.
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