New York City Loses Yet Another Food Plant; Scientists Create ‘Super Wheat’


Maramount Corp., a Sunset Park food production plant responsible for school lunches and homeless-shelter meals around the city, is moving to Pennsylvania, leaving more than 140 workers unemployed.
[NY Daily News]

McDonald’s and Wendy’s are among fast-food chains that have added new summer salads to their menus this season.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

Indonesia not only has rising food costs to deal with, but also an aging farming population. Nearly 80 percent of its farmers are now 45 or older.

Meanwhile, new “super-varieties” of wheat are said to resist a virulent fungus while boosting yields up to 15 percent, which could help ease food inflation issues.