FYI: No Good News Here

• The global financial crisis may well lead to a global food shortage, as farms in developing countries may not have enough money to keep on. [Business Day]

• Food industry economists predict that food prices will rise at least 7% in 2009. [Reuters]

• New Hampshire’s food banks urgently need more food, as requests have sharply increased in the past few months. [Boston Globe]

• An examination of the practice of tipping raises more questions than it answers. [Wall Street Journal]

• In a strange twist to the standard tainted food story, a brand of dry pet food has sickened humans, but not pets. [New York Times]


FYI: No Good News Here