China is publicly acknowledging a food shortage with an anti-food-wasting campaign encouraging people to eat half portions and finish their plates.
The COVID-19 pandemic prompted shortages in food and supplies that haven't been seen since the Depression era. It also shifted, practically overnight, trends in consumer buying behaviors, turning previously mundane items into hot commodities.
Following are some of the most important items to stock up on now, but first it's important to understand the psychological reasons why lockdowns may contribute to panic buying and increased hoarding -- even when it's not necessary.
--for the chaotic months ahead
Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had food items that needed to be kept refrigerated, but did not have a refrigerator or even a cooler? Maybe some of you have experienced your fridge not working.
'Like we're going into quarantine': Americans plan to stockpile food this fall over fears of COVID-19 surge, election unrest