The Story of a New Apple (Called the SnapDragon)

Similar in some ways to Apple’s iPhone 12, Cornell University has developed two new apples that reflect years of research and development.

How Coronavirus Causes Canned Corn Shortages

First it was toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Now it’s canned corn. But the story is somewhat different. Canned Corn Shortages This year, we’ve purchased a lot more corn. Second only to tomatoes in dollar value, canned corn sales are…

An Update: Law and Odor on North Carolina’s Hog Farms

The massive manure pools created by North Carolina’s hog farms have many problems that have not been solved.

The Great Lid Shortage of 2020

Perhaps unnoticed because of its lesser impact on our lives, the pandemic lockdowns created the great lid shortage of 2020.

Does a Calorie Label Make Us Eat Less?

While the purpose of restaurant calorie labels has been to provide diners with more information, it did not work out entirely as expected.

Why We Should Worry About Our Bananas

Because our banana supply could be obliterated, we will have to adjust to a replacement that might taste somewhat different.

The Pandemic’s Pepperoni Problem

In addition to Dr. Pepper and toilet paper, we now can place pepperoni shortages on a list of the products that have been hit by the pandemic.

Where Competitive Eating is About More Than Food

The men and the women gobbled a record number of hot dogs and buns during the competitive eating at Nathan’s July 4th contest.

Why Cheddar Cheese Is Like WTI Crude Oil

A benchmark like WTI, light mild Cheddar cheese prices are determined by commodities markets that responded to pandemic changes in supply and demand.

Why a Fish is Like a Pig

Invisible to most of us, the fish farms that produce almost half of our seafood are figuring out how to cope with less restaurant demand.