New York Times
“Some firms seem to have used rising costs as an opportunity to further hike prices to increase their profits, and profits remain elevated even as supply chain pressures have eased,” the report read.
Some firms deserve our scorn and ridicule, I say. It would be nice if the government could reign in the profiteering but I'm not holding my breath. Burn your large grocer loyalty cards I guess.
closeup of a bunch of blueberries
Blueberry Texture
"The juxtaposition of images in the news of farmers destroying crops and dumping milk with empty supermarket shelves or hungry Americans lining up for hours at food banks tells a story of economic efficiency gone mad."
Ironically, optimizing industry for efficiency has made it less resilient when faced with different market conditions.
"In its first fully functional 10-day period, they milled a ton of wheat; under normal circumstances, that would've been a year's worth. As a result, it has already been able to deliver 200 three-pound bags of flour to local stores and bakeries."
Helpful history.
Homemade bread with the end cut off
Home Bread
"H-2A workers have been deemed essential by the government, and should be allowed to work in the United States. These workers don't seem to be avoiding coming to the United States for fear of catching Covid-19 — the economic incentive is just too large to give up, Carr said. But workers may eventually decide it's too risky to enter the United States."
Interesting look at how agriculture could be disrupted.
close-up picture of a waffle in sunlight
Home Food
Pile of puzzle pieces and a glass of mimosa
Hello 2020
Mixing Dough
apple peeler
photo of blueberries and strawberries and cereal in a bowl
Summer Breakfast
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