How French Fries Are Like French Cheese

Global lockdowns have created supply problems for Belgian French fries and French cheese because households cannot make up for decreased commercial demand.

Where the Pork Supply Chain Is Broken

When we lose close to 40 percent of our pork processing capacity, the pork supply chain breaks in a direction that you might not expect.

Where We’ve Been Scrambling For Eggs

Whereas toilet paper shortages have been in the news, the headlines could also have included surging egg demand, especially in Israel.

Hoarding Pasta in Our Pandemic Pantries

Whether looking at an xkcd cartoon, data from retail discounter Aldi, or Nielsen’s statistics, we see evidence of our pasta demand in our pandemic pantries.

How a (Resource) Curse Created a Chicken Shortage

Shown by Nigeria’s chicken shortage, a country’s oil wealth can become a resource curse when it prevents an economy from diversifying.

The Big French Fry Crunch

Because of bad weather in parts of Canada and the major U.S. growing states, we could have a potato shortage that creates a French fry crunch.

How to Develop a New Apple

Like iPhones and iPads, Cosmic Crisp apples were developed and tested and patented by scientists during many years of research.

The One Way That Apple and Pizza Hut Are Alike

Propelled by Apple and Pizza Hut, new pizza box design could bring us takeout pizza whose taste and temperature weather a journey.

The Mystery of the Cheap Turkey

Lower turkey prices just before Thanksgiving are an economic mystery because a spike in demand is supposed to make products more expensive.

What Red and Blue States Say About Sauces and Spreads

While diners in some red and blue states prefer the same sauces and spreads, they are less alike when we compare their economies.