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How Impacted COVID-19 on Medicinal Mushroom in the Food and Beverages Industry ?
COVID-19 Impact on Medicinal Mushroom in the Food and Beverages Industry The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the industrial and commercial progress of most of the regions in the world. The persistence of the COVID-19 for a longer period has adversely affected the most vulnerable groups of the population including adults aged more than 60 years, mothers, and children. Globally, countries are expecting a drastic decline in dietary quality in low- and middle-income countries as a result of loss of income, the shutdown of businesses, human and goods movement restrictions imposed by governments, de-globalization, and breakdown of the supply chain of food markets due to both demand shocks and supply constraints. Healthcare facilities have been consistently giving their best to combat COVID-19 and helping resources to divert from nutritional care including micronutrient supplementation, prevention, and treatment of child malnutrition. In normal times, malnutrition remains a multidimensional problem and during the pandemic situation, it has taken a major hit. Thus, the population will be more focused on building higher immunity levels during the post-crisis situation. Every sector in the healthcare industry has been impacted due to the COVID-19. The global medicinal mushroom market has had positive impacts on some of the aspects of the COVID-19 outbreak. The COVID-19 pandemic led to an increase in demand for medicinal mushroom supplements which benefited the market. EFFECT ON DEMAND FOR MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS INCREASED DURING COVID-19 OWING TO HEALTH BENEFITS OF MEDICINAL MUSHROOM Medicinal mushrooms are continually grabbing the spotlight for their incredible health benefits, ranging from cancer prevention and treatment to being anti-viral, to curing asthma and even prolonging life and have been shown to help with a wide variety of ailments through a myriad of mechanisms, but they are perhaps most demanded owing to their actions in supporting the immune system and quelling inflammation. These effects may very well make some mushroom species powerful allies in the fight against COVID-19 infections and COVID-19-related lung disease. As COVID-19 directly affects the immune system medicinal mushrooms can fight against the virus and rebuild immunity and being aware of this fact consumer demands more supplements made of medicinal mushrooms. Specifically, the mushroom species Basidiomycota Agaricus blazei Murill (also known as Agaricus), Hericium Erinaceus (also known as lion’s mane), and Grifola frondosa (also known as maitake) shows to enhance the body’s antimicrobial activity against viruses and have anti‐inflammatory properties. These medicinal mushrooms may therefore be useful in soothing severe lung inflammation and may help fight secondary pneumonia that can follow COVID‐19 infection. Some of the medicinal mushrooms and their health benefits: Reishi Reishi has long been heralded as the elixir of life. This mushroom is well proven to prevent and combat cancer and other immune system disorders. Maitake Maitake is another medicinal mushroom masquerading as gourmet food. It has been studied extensively for breast cancer and has been shown to reduce tumor size and aggressiveness. Thus, the properties of medicinal mushrooms enabling the healthcare industry to manufacture the supplements and to use medicinal mushrooms in treating various diseases are driving the growth of the market. For instance, · In September 2020 Mindful drinks launched a range of 0.5% AVB craft beers made with ‘medicinal’ mushrooms in the U.K. · In October 2019, Rebbl, launched Mayan Cocoa Gold Label Elixir, an organic drink featuring four medicinal mushrooms, to support immune health THE INCREASING VEGAN POPULATION DURING COVID Veganism is most commonly thought of as a diet. A vegan diet consists exclusively of plant-based foods. Eggs, milk, meat, and even less obvious products like honey are off the menu. Yet veganism is also a broader lifestyle. There are various reasons behind the shift of various consumers towards veganism such as to have a healthy life, to protect the environment, and to stay fit. In addition, the increasing disease originating from meat and junk food is one of the most common reasons behind veganism, and awareness about the health benefits of vegan food. Thus, consumers since COVID-19 are demanding more vegan food such as medicinal mushrooms which help them to build immunity and fight against the virus. Thus, consumers are demanding food and supplements made from medicinal mushrooms. This is helping the medicinal mushroom market to grow as it provides all the beneficial nutrients to the body with the medicinal benefits. For instance, · According to the article published by Sentient Media, trends are pointing towards changing diets. Flexitarianism, which means people who are consuming less meat and are sometimes vegetarian, is on the rise. It is found a decrease in those who consider themselves “meat eaters”, going from 85 percent in 2019 to 71 percent in 2021 · According to the article published by Sentient Media, in 2016 in the United Kingdom found that the number of people identifying as vegans rose a whopping 360 percent in the previous decade, and it appeared that plant-based diets have continued to grow in popularity. The year 2020 brought more global awareness of the connections between disease and meat consumption, which may be responsible for the 40 percent increase in vegans in bringing the estimated total to 1.5 million people · According to article published by LIVEKINDLY, France has witnessed a plant-based boom. Sales of vegan and veggie foods increased by 24 percent between 2018 and 2019. In the year 2017, a study revealed that 30 percent of Swedish Millennials were eating more plant-based foods for health and sustainability Thus, the trending veganism is helping the medicinal mushroom to reach new heights and grow rapidly in the coming years. COVID-19 IMPACT ON SUPPLY CHAIN OF MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS The supply chain plays a major role when it comes to the sale of food products and due to the persistence of COVID-19, the supply chain has been disrupted worldwide. With the persistence of COVID-19, there have been restrictions on transportation, import, and export of food products. Furthermore, with the movement restriction on workers as well, the manufacturing of medicinal mushrooms and their products has been affected due to which the demand from consumers has not been fulfilled. Also, with restrictions on import and export, it has become difficult for the manufacturers to supply their products to various regions, which has impacted the prices of medicinal mushrooms and their products. Thus, with ongoing restrictions due to COVID-19, the supply chain for the medicinal mushroom market has been disrupted, which is creating a major challenge for the market. The ongoing COVID-19 and restrictions on movement are disrupting the supply chain worldwide, which is posing a major challenge for the global medicinal mushroom market. However, manufacturers are trying to sell their products on digital platforms to cope up with the situation and hence are getting positive responses from the consumers. CONCLUSION COVID-19 outbreak has affected positively or negatively every sector in the market which includes the medicinal mushroom market. It has impacted medicinal mushrooms positively as there was an increase in demand for medicinal mushrooms owing to their properties and health benefits. Many researchers and medicinal mushroom manufacturers are urging governments to build awareness about the consumption of medicinal mushrooms. Manufacturers are offering verities in the supplements of medicinal mushrooms to enhance health & increase the growth of the business. This is significantly affecting the global medicinal mushroom market. Thus, the Global medicinal mushroom market will mark sudden surges in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic and is projected to significantly grow over a long period due to permanent changes in consumer buying behavior.
How COVID-19 Impacted on Potato Chips in Food and Beverages Industry ?
COVID-19 Impact on Potato Chips in Food and Beverages Industry Countries worldwide have faced numerous consequences due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Most of the industries have been affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both in positive and negative ways. The pandemic has disrupted the economy of the U.S., which is considered one of the major economies in the world, by disrupting all the businesses. Government restrictions, shutdown of the businesses, and income losses are some of the reasons behind the disruption of the economy. However, the demand for some products grew even at the time of COVID-19 pandemic. Snacks, such as potato chips, tortilla chips, and others, have grown in demand during the COVID-19 as people were more concerned about stocking up food edibles. Consumers shifted to budget spending on ready-to-eat products with long shelf life products such as potato chips, tortilla chips, and others. Key players in the market have acquired small companies during the pandemic as the demand for potato chips was high. For instance, · In January 2020, J.R. Simplot Company acquired Pinnacle Agriculture. This acquisition represents a significant and important milestone for the J.R. Simplot Company, and it will help the company reach new heights. However, disruption in supply chain has directly affected the production of various small potato chips companies, further decreasing the growth rate during COVID-19. STRATEGIC DECISION BY GOVERNMENT TO BOOST THE MARKET The step that the government is planning to take towards the comeback of the food industry is to make the industry less dependent on imports. Most of the manufacturers have decided to reduce their dependence on China for supplies. Many companies are trying to shift their supplies from China to other countries. This is one of the steps suggested by the government in discussion with the potato chips manufacturing companies to keep the supply chain unhindered. The new rules and mandates were introduced and implemented for the people's safety such as social distancing, utilization of masks and sanitizers, and many others. STRATEGIC DECISIONS FOR MANUFACTURERS AFTER COVID-19 TO GAIN COMPETITIVE MARKET SHARE In 2020, the global potato chips market witnessed positive growth. However, the manufacturers of potato chips faced significant challenges during COVID-19 due to lack of transportation and disruption in the supply chain. To gain a competitive market share after COVID-19, the manufacturers have taken certain strategic decisions. · PRODUCTION OF PREMIUM QUALITY PRODUCTS: Several manufacturers are focusing on producing high-quality products with innovative features to improve the demand among the customers. The premium potato chips are chips that are made with high-quality materials. Many manufactures have currently launched many new products during the COVID-19. For instance, · In February 2021, introduced a new line of kettle-cooked potato chips. This launch will increase the customer base of the company. Thus, the following instances show that the global potato chips market in countries U.S. and many others are expected to grow drastically. Furthermore, with the impact of COVID-19, the market for e-commerce and online shopping is likely to grow and lead the market in the coming years. IMPACT ON SUPPLY CHAIN As potato chips ingredients are derived from vegetables such as potatoes, the fluctuation in supply of these materials directly impacted the potato chips supply. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the supply chain suffered drastically. Manufacturers of raw materials had stock, but they were not getting enough demand. Moreover, companies faced several issues with the supply of raw materials as most of the country was completely shut down. In this situation, manufacturers faced untimely availability of raw materials. Labor availability was another factor that affected the supply chain of potato chips. At several parts, the manufacturers were struggling for raw material reach, and at the same time, some were struggling to deliver the product. For a few manufacturers, the end-product was ready but could not reach their customers due to restrictions on transportation and thus losing revenue. Thus, the impact on supply is not due to one factor but was from multiple points. IMPACT ON PRICE The prices of potato varieties such as russet, yellow, red, white, fingerling, and purple or blue potatoes witnessed a decline due to outbreak of the COVID-19. The U.S. has significant demand for raw materials such as potatoes and this demand is generally fulfilled with local production. For instance, · In May 2021, Frito-Lay North America is the convenient foods division of PepsiCo, Inc., they issued a voluntary recall of select 16 1/8 oz. bags of Ruffles All DressedPotato Chips because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients, because People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product contained inside the recalled bags, this announcement was published by the FDA as a public service. · In August 2021, Ballreich Snack Food Co. Tiffin, Ohio, recalls its 1.5oz, 2.75oz, and 7oz packages of BAR-B-Q Potato Chips due to a potential contamination Salmonella. An organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Therefore, case of such recalls of products, containing allergenic ingredients and contamination of the products hampers the company popularity and revenue. T IMPACT ON DEMAND The demand for potato chips faced an incline due to the COVID-19 outbreak across the U.S. As most of the countries were under lockdown, the consumption of potato chips increased as it comes under ready-to-eat food items, which witnessed a significant demand in the lockdown period. Thus, the potato chips industry witnessed an incline in the fiscal year 2020 due to the breakout of COVID-19. As the consumption of the potato chips and other type of snacks increased, major players in the food experienced an increase in revenue in fiscal year 2020-2021. In addition, there have been changes in the budgetary support from the government. Another application of potato chips is in confectionery products, convenience food product, and other industries and households. Since these industries have registered high sales during this pandemic, the demand for potato chips has also grown. CONCLUSION The potato chips is mainly used as a snack food. Owing to COVID-19 induced lockdown, the sales of potato chips increased as consumers resorted to filling their shelves with adequate food supplies. Few manufacturers faced issues with supply of raw materials. At the same time, the manufacturers struggled to maintain the supply as per the demand. Also, the gap in supply chain hampered timely availability of end-product in the potato chips market. However, the situation has recovered, and the potato chips market is likely to see normalized growth as compared to 2020 levels as panic buying has disappeared owing to recovery of COVID-19 cases.
How To Learn A New Language At Home
I've been trying to improve my French recently, and came across these awesome YouTubers called DamonandJo. They have self-taught themselves nearly 6 languages! I believe they speak French, Spanish, Portugese, Italian, German, and of course English! You can either watch the video above (which I suggest cause they have the BEST sense of humor) or check out their tips below: 1. Follow Famous YouTubers in the language you want to learn! There are tons of youtubers in other languages, and often if they are famous enough, there will be english subtitles. Listen to them to hear real people speaking the language rather than a text book! They're usually super entertaining too so it helps :) 2. Follow those YouTubers or famous people on twitter so you see that language each day! The easiest way to get used to a foreign language is to see it all the time and this really helps! 3. Change your phone/facebook/etc language to your desired language! Since you probably already know where everything is in your phone or facebook, you wont be confused and you'll learn a ton of new vocab! 4. Listen to audio books in the language you want!!! Audible has a ton of foreign language books. Try starting with a book you already know well (like Harry Potter for me - I'm trying to read that in Korean right now...) and listen throughout your day! 5. Sign up for foreign magazines or newsletters! Or even better download their app in another language! For example, my boyfriend gets push notification from Le Monde which is a french newspaper :) Even if you only read the headline, its practice. 6. Try cooking a meal using a recipe in a different language! You start to learn that a lot of words you actually already know (for example, sauté means the same thing in french and in korean bokkeum (like bokkeumbap) means fried! so literally "fried rice!" 7. Watch TV shows in the language Duh!!!! 8. Talk to yourself and dont be afraid! Practice speaking whenever you can, even to people who are strangers! be brave! What languages are you trying to learn?!