Posts Tagged ‘corn’

  • Chocolate prices up emerging markets

    One Reason That Chocolates Are More Expensive

    Feb 25, 14 • 549 Views • No Comments

    In an econlife post from September 2013, we presented a spending ladder that emerging market nations like the BRICs–Brazil, Russia, India, China–might climb. At each rung, spending surges and then flattens at that higher level until consumers can...  [read more]

  • Used cooking oil as biofuel

    How Are French Fries and Airplanes Similar?

    Nov 27, 13 • 584 Views • No Comments

    The same oil that fried your potatoes might have fueled your airplane. Correctly processed, biofuels made from used cooking oil burn 80% cleaner than fossil fuels. Just add to that the incentive of US subsidies, emission limits and carbon taxes and you have...  [read more]

  • chickens-in-natural-environment

    Chicken Productivity

    Sep 19, 13 • 792 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes byproducts can become surprisingly useful. Scraps: Believing that their chickens could be tastier, NYC’s priciest restaurants are sending their table scraps to the farmers who raise their poultry. D’Artagnan, the wholesaler that...  [read more]

  • Looming Worldwide Pig Shortage

    Pork Problems

    Sep 28, 12 • 244 Views • No Comments

    Announcing the cancellation of this year’s bacon eating contest, Major League Eating (“the world body that governs all stomach-centric sports’) said,  “We cannot, in good conscience, allow top ranked eater Joey Chestnut to eat bacon...  [read more]

  • Affecting the cost of animal feed and lowering the amount of milk from cows, the drought is pushing up milk prices.

    The US Drought and Pizza

    Sep 11, 12 • 242 Views • No Comments

    Discussing the impact of this summer’s drought on pizza, Stephen Colbert said, “It is one thing for global warming to make the sea levels rise but nobody told me it could make my cheese levels recede.” Colbert was reacting to an economist at...  [read more]