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Why We Want the McRib…Again
More than a chef, an economist could explain to you why the return of McDonald’s McRib has been somewhat brief.
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.
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.
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.
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.