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July 18, 2024
Weekly Newsletter:

Politics, Mergers and Disgusting Beverages

The RNC dug in to some concerns important to food production.  Mega brands in meat and grocery jockeyed for dollars.   …

Freshly Curated, Never Brominated

Weekly Newsletter | July 11, 2024

The Supreme Court put a damper on federal regulation. A hurricane, heat waves and floods conspire to confuse growers. The …

Michoacán to Main Street

Weekly Newsletter | June 27, 2024

Policies and policing problems shaped imports and exports. U.S. politicians searched for sound bites on food and farm policy. Friends …

Winning and Wasting

Weekly Newsletter | June 13, 2024

Restaurants: good, bad and filthy  Health: climate-friendly, imitation and processed Food waste: reduced, reused, rethought

Moving, Shaking and Stirring

Weekly Newsletter | June 6, 2024

The theme from the influential voices in food production this week was “movement” as the status quo for brands, executives …

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