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Chéf Jose Andrés Feeds America

Chéf Jose Andrés feeds America. José Andrés, chef, restaurant owner, founder of the nonprofit World Central Kitchen and part of the Manna Tree Partners family talks about his fight to mobilize restaurant workers and feed Americans during this time of pandemic crisis.   Similar to his work in Puerto Rico, in the Caribbean and Mozambique,…

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Private Briefing: PE Casts New Lines With NicheFunds

Private Briefing: PE Casts New Lines With Niche Funds.   As the market shifts due to rapid changes brought on by COVID-19, private equity funds are showing signs of prosperity. Time will tell how these newer niche strategies will perform in an economic downturn, though some new areas are likely to weather the storm better than…

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Food Safety During COVID-19

Food Safety During COVID-19.   While information is available about how COVID-19 spreads socially within the community, many questions remain about food and its ability to spread the virus. In response, Jill Crittenden, a research scientist and molecular biologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has put together a food safety guide in partnership with…

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Impacts of Coronavirus on Food Markets

Impacts of Coronavirus on Food Markets. Previously posted on the blog of the author, Jayson Lusk, Distinguished Professor and Head of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. March 16, 2020.   This week, Jayson Lusk, Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, wrote about the effects the coronavirus could have…

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J-IDEA Brings New Ideas to Crisis Response

J-IDEA Brings New Ideas to Crisis Response.   Advances in data science and medical research mean that our ability to combat epidemics, chronic diseases, natural disasters, and humanitarian crises has never been stronger. In response, Imperial College London and Community Jameel have founded J-IDEA, the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics. J-IDEA…

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Cascadia Capital Discusses COVID-19 Impact on Food Business

Cascadia Capital Discusses COVID-19 Impact on Food Business.   As our community and the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, the broader business community is working to rapidly adjust to its social and economic impacts.    Cascadia Capital’s Food, Beverage and Agribusiness team has provided a unique lens as it views the impact on the food,…

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