As with so many staples and foods in the past two years – lettuce, milk and eggs to name a few – the problem is a temporary imbalance between supply and demand. Here’s what’s happening with potatoes.
Research shows that food supply chains are unfair, but there are ways to make them more sustainable for all involved.
The incentives to bring manufacturing back to the US will affect productivity, but in ways that might be surprising.
Rapid increases in food prices due to inflation mean many Canadians may be making different food choices. Here are the possible short- and long-term effects of that, and some ways to save money.
Companies around the world are rapidly reshoring factories, investing in new technologies and building their inventories – shifts that all mean higher costs for consumers.
US workers are not skilled enough to meet the next generation of manufacturing. But some efforts are underway to train them.
What’s a polycrisis? We’re in one, and greed and power are undoubtedly worsening it, but our knowledge remains poor. Experts know a lot about individual risks and crises, but not how they interact.
President Joe Biden called on Congress to intervene to avoid a strike that he said would ‘devastate our economy.’
Many voters say inflation is the issue that matters to them most as they head to the polls. The problem is, the people they choose can’t do much about it.
For Australia’s dairy farmers the worst of times are turning out to be the best of times for farmgate prices.
During COVID, rich countries have used masks and gloves from their medical stockpiles. But not all countries are so fortunate. We found the best way to help. It may not be what you think.
The rise of e-commerce means billions of packages are delivered in the US each year. That creates traffic and pollution, but urban freight researchers are finding better way to get goods to customers.
Africa must focus on building strong alliances with advanced economies to mitigate the steps being taken by the European Union and US.
The bullwhip effect describes small changes in demand that become amplified as they move down the supply chain, resulting in shortages. The pandemic put that phenomenon on steroids.
If you’re holding off on renovating until next year expecting prices to calm down, odds are you will be disappointed.
Strikes, climate change and the cost of living are among factors that will affect product availability this winter.
A new energy deal between Canada and Germany could revitalize the Port of Churchill in Manitoba by increasing ammonia export traffic.
Inflation is perhaps the biggest poverty accelerator in the economy due to its weakening effect on people’s purchasing power.
Scheduled strikes by UK port workers will add to the challenges plaguing the UK supply chain.
Our shift to free-range eggs carries a higher likelihood of winter shortages.