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.

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.

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]