Food inflation in the US about to reach a tipping point

Food inflation in the United States is reaching a tipping point. If the prices of food in groceries go up any further, industry executives warn that consumer spending habits may change. Throughout the year, American consumers have accepted the growing costs of basic food items at supermarkets and groceries. But companies that make many of the now more-costly … Continue reading Food inflation in the US about to reach a tipping point

From trash to treasure: Scientists to turn food waste into “high-value products” for new markets like cosmetics and packaging

Scientists from the University of Adelaide in Australia are leading an $11 million research consortium aimed at converting food waste into “high-value products” for markets like cosmetics and packaging. The Research Consortium Program for Agricultural Product Development is a joint research effort from the South Australian government, academic institutions and various stakeholders from the agriculture and food sector industries. The researchers … Continue reading From trash to treasure: Scientists to turn food waste into “high-value products” for new markets like cosmetics and packaging

Coffee prices soaring due to “systemic” coronavirus supply chain disruptions

Global supply chains are breaking down due to the government’s endless Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions, and the latest consumer commodity casualty is coffee. According to reports, a longstanding imbalance of shipping containers around the world is spiking transportation costs for coffee, which could end up spiking the cost of coffee for end consumers. Coffee processors of … Continue reading Coffee prices soaring due to “systemic” coronavirus supply chain disruptions

The push is on for businesses to ban anyone who hasn’t had a COVID vaccine

As bad a year as it’s been for a huge number of small- and medium-sized businesses around the country thanks to perpetual lockdowns and other COVID-19 restrictions, you’d think that most people who own a business would try to make it as easy as possible to serve customers.  Requiring people to take a vaccine that … Continue reading The push is on for businesses to ban anyone who hasn’t had a COVID vaccine