The potato industry is calling on patriotic Belgians to eat more French fries. Exports and domestic sales to the food service industry have plummeted; spuds are piling up.
Lovers of Belgian fries are being called upon to dish out an extra serving of solidarity in these troubled times. As Teri Schultz reports, the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a major crisis in the potato industry.
The World Health Organization has warned that the path out of the coronavirus pandemic may last years and that the disease may never go away. Germany will start opening some borders on Saturday. Follow DW for the latest.
There are over 1 million confirmed coronavirus infections, according to Johns Hopkins University. Some 3.9 billion people — roughly half of everyone on Earth — are confined to their homes by the coronavirus pandemic.
Shipments of foodstuffs leave ecological "footprints" three times heavier in other countries than on Germany's own agricultural soil. This finding appears in a wide-ranging 'bioeconomy' study.
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