Welcome to Food Week July 11 – 17, 2022. Just returned from Spain – I’ll have a couple more posts on that – and just missed the heat related disasters. More news on inflation, driven by food, consumer spending and hidden fees. Among other things crabby whiskey, spoiled wine, old sandwiches, Danish Greeks and fake tuna salad. Enjoy!
Legislation to create a single food safety regulator. The USDA and the FDA split responsibilities, with the FTC involved with labeling. Plus the USDA has a mission to promote agricukture which can at odds with ensuring safer products.
The EU is destroying millions of cases of produce from South Africa because of a change in regulation. This seems like an extreme solution in a world with food shortages.
Consolidation, driven by venture capital, comes to the fishing community of New Bedford MA. Small fisherman suffer.
Related, or at least up the road, When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When it gives you crabs , make… whiskey??
How a too fast and poorly planned move to organic fueled crisis in Sri Lanka.