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First it was bare shelves in local stores. Now headlines about meat processing plant closures have only elevated concerns that we could run out of food in parts of the country.
It's true some grocery stores have been struggling with restocking. Especially in larger cities, stores will on some days run out of eggs, flour, and other staples.
But this isn't because there's not enough food being made. It's because our supply chains are having trouble adjusting to the major shifts we've seen since early March.
Even the fact that Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork processor, had to close down its Sioux Falls, S.D., meat processing plant indefinitely won't make our meat supply disappear.
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