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    U.S Farmers destroy crops grown for restaurants, hotels

    U.S. farmers have destroyed millions of pounds of perishable food like tomatoes, lettuce and green beans because growers lost a vast number of customers after the coronavirus pandemic struck. “It’s a catastrophe, it really is,” said Tony DiMare, a long-time tomato grower based in Palm Beach County, Fla.

    DiMare said he let 10 million pounds of tomatoes rot on the farm in a region south of Miami because no market existed for them. “It’s been a disaster at every level — lost crops, lost sales, lost packing inventory,” DiMare said.

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    Re: U.S Farmers destroy crops grown for restaurants, hotels

    Quote Originally Posted by MMKing View Post
    U.S. farmers have destroyed millions of pounds of perishable food like tomatoes, lettuce and green beans because growers lost a vast number of customers after the coronavirus pandemic struck. “It’s a catastrophe, it really is,” said Tony DiMare, a long-time tomato grower based in Palm Beach County, Fla.

    DiMare said he let 10 million pounds of tomatoes rot on the farm in a region south of Miami because no market existed for them. “It’s been a disaster at every level — lost crops, lost sales, lost packing inventory,” DiMare said.

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    Tomato plants can be regrown...

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    Re: U.S Farmers destroy crops grown for restaurants, hotels

    i don't see a good reason to destroy food. this would be a good time for the public sector to purchase the crops. ****, we printed another trillion or two for the rich people, and some of them might not even buy boats or whatever.

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    Re: U.S Farmers destroy crops grown for restaurants, hotels

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Tomato plants can be regrown...
    So can money plants.
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    Re: U.S Farmers destroy crops grown for restaurants, hotels

    Quote Originally Posted by MMKing View Post
    U.S. farmers have destroyed millions of pounds of perishable food like tomatoes, lettuce and green beans because growers lost a vast number of customers after the coronavirus pandemic struck. “It’s a catastrophe, it really is,” said Tony DiMare, a long-time tomato grower based in Palm Beach County, Fla.

    DiMare said he let 10 million pounds of tomatoes rot on the farm in a region south of Miami because no market existed for them. “It’s been a disaster at every level — lost crops, lost sales, lost packing inventory,” DiMare said.

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    Don't worry, Trump likes farm subsidies. Time to print more cash.

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    Re: U.S Farmers destroy crops grown for restaurants, hotels

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i don't see a good reason to destroy food. this would be a good time for the public sector to purchase the crops. ****, we printed another trillion or two for the rich people, and some of them might not even buy boats or whatever.
    Hotels and restaurants closed means people will eat home cooked food. Farmers should have sold tomatoes and crops on the highways.
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    Re: U.S Farmers destroy crops grown for restaurants, hotels

    Quote Originally Posted by MMKing View Post
    U.S. farmers have destroyed millions of pounds of perishable food like tomatoes, lettuce and green beans because growers lost a vast number of customers after the coronavirus pandemic struck. “It’s a catastrophe, it really is,” said Tony DiMare, a long-time tomato grower based in Palm Beach County, Fla.

    DiMare said he let 10 million pounds of tomatoes rot on the farm in a region south of Miami because no market existed for them. “It’s been a disaster at every level — lost crops, lost sales, lost packing inventory,” DiMare said.

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    Re: U.S Farmers destroy crops grown for restaurants, hotels

    Quote Originally Posted by MMKing View Post
    Hotels and restaurants closed means people will eat home cooked food. Farmers should have sold tomatoes and crops on the highways.
    You think they don't?

    Many Farmers do have side sales, and some even have "roadside" set-ups for passers-by to buy fresh produce.

    But the vast bulk of produce is sold to food manufacturing companies to can and box, and in bulk to major food store chains.

    With some processing plants closing, and people being spare with their money because they are on lay-offs, such sales are slumping like anything else.

    Meanwhile, a lot of Farmers are under "contract" with major companies like Monsanto. They are forced to grow produce as specified by that contract, and if Monsanto can't move the produce, those farmers have to eat the losses.
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    Re: U.S Farmers destroy crops grown for restaurants, hotels

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    You think they don't?

    Many Farmers do have side sales, and some even have "roadside" set-ups for passers-by to buy fresh produce.

    But the vast bulk of produce is sold to food manufacturing companies to can and box, and in bulk to major food store chains.

    With some processing plants closing, and people being spare with their money because they are on lay-offs, such sales are slumping like anything else.

    Meanwhile, a lot of Farmers are under "contract" with major companies like Monsanto. They are forced to grow produce as specified by that contract, and if Monsanto can't move the produce, those farmers have to eat the losses.
    I work in the convention AV industry and the amount of food waste in the hotel/resort environment is staggering.

    So the amount of food being consumed by those people at home is probably considerably less than what would have been utilized per meal for them net at a convention. Similar situation at restaurants.
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