Somalia Food Crisis Now Officially a Famine; Lavish Indian Weddings Cause Food Waste

McDonald's is continuing to see profit growth thanks to items like frozen strawberry lemonade counteracting the rising costs of hamburgers. [Bloomberg]

The U.N. has officially declared Somalia's food crisis a famine in several parts of the country, as millions of people are on the brink of starvation. [NY Times]

There's an increased demand for imported Scandinavian fare, like Norwegian brown cheese and cloudberries. [Wall Street Journal]

India's wealthy are responsible for tremendous amounts of food waste associated with elaborate weddings. [AP]

Pet owners are insisting on organic food more and more, as well as corn-free, wheat-free, locally sourced, by-product-free, free-range, and raw dog and cat food. [Vancouver Sun]

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