Russia’s war in Ukraine sparked a historic food crisis. It’s not over

London CNN — Grain is once again leaving Ukrainian ports. The price of fertilizer is falling sharply. Billions of dollars in aid has been mobilized. Yet the world is still in the grips of the worst food crisis in modern history, as Russia’s war in Ukraine shakes global agricultural systems already grappling with the effects … Read more

Lab-grown meat could be served up for dinner soon. What does it taste like?

Oxford, England CNN — The meatball tastes like meat, an accomplishment in itself. It’s a bit dense and on the smaller side — not exactly the classic version you imagine melting in your mouth at an Italian restaurant with red-checkered tablecloths and a parmesan wheel. But it’s well browned on the outside, and the flavor … Read more

Chicken prices are finally starting to fall

new York CNN Business — Over the past year, as some meat prices have fallen, chicken prices have remained stubbornly high. Strong demand, supply issues and even breeding problems with under-performing roosters kept the pressure on. The supply shortage even had some restaurants, like Wingstop, experimenting with less popular items like thighs. But now conditions … Read more

Go ahead. Go crazy with avocados. There’s a massive glut and prices are cooling off

new York CNNBusiness — There’s at least one item in the grocery store that’s getting less expensive: avocados. A significant supply of embers of the buttery fruit has triggered a drop in wholesale prices, sending store prices lower as well. With the overall cost of grocery items up a stunning 13% compared to last year, … Read more

How Pinecones From Rayonier’s Best Trees Become Forests

NORTHAMPTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / October 13, 2022 / We gather our pinecones by the tractor trailer load, but only the best will do. We share how we breed and collect the best cones and extract their seeds for future forests. You may pile them in buckets, kick them across the yard or decorate them … Read more

Food prices are soaring, and that’s changed how we eat

new York CNN Business — Lisa Altman used to take pride in being able to eat what she wanted without worrying much about the cost. When she was growing up, seconds weren’t served and side dishes were rare. “My mom had a budget every week, and she stuck to it,” she said. “As I got … Read more

If you’re planning to travel to the US with food items, read this

CNN — United States border officials have a message for travelers who bring food items from overseas: Violations will cost you. Last month, a passenger traveling from Indonesia to Darwin Airport in Australia’s Northern Territory was fined $1,874 after two egg and beef sausage McMuffins – along with a ham croissant – were found in … Read more