How to get nutritious foods on a budget, from a RD nutritionist

Though gas prices are the lowest now than they’ve been in months, inflation continues to send the price of groceries higher than it’s been in 43 years, making it a bit more difficult for many Americans to afford the food they need. The food-at-home index rose by 13.5% since last year, according to Consumer Price … Read more

Turkey For Thanksgiving 2022 Isn’t Looking Cheap, How Inflation Works, More On Strike

Inside the fence of a Lower East Side garden, I worked the late shift at my New York City neighborhood’s community-supported agriculture share last night. I loved every minute. I weighed out potatoes and Italian long beans as members picked out ears of corn, basil, kale, lettuce, peppers and radishes. I welcomed folks to the … Read more

Oktoberfest Is Back but Shadowed by ‘Red Hot’ Inflation

By MICHAEL FAULHABER and DANIEL NIEMANN, Associated Press MUNICH (AP) — Oktoberfest is back in Germany after a two-year pandemic interruption — the same bicep-challenging beer mugs, fat-dripping pork knuckles, pretzels the size of dinner plates, men in leather shorts and women in cleavage-baring traditional dresses. But while brewers are more than glad to see … Read more

Food prices see highest increase since 1979 — and this key staple is up nearly 40% on last year

Food prices continued to rise in August, putting pressure on lower- and middle-income households in particular. Food to prepare at home rose by 13.5% in the month compared to last year, the highest rate of growth since March 1979, government data show. The rise in the cost of living was 8.3% year-over-year in August. Food, … Read more

Asahi pushes canned beer and healthier innovation as cost pressures heighten

Asahi announced its H1FY2022 financial results earlier this month, reporting an increase of 11.4% year-on-year in revenue to hit JPY1.15tn (US$8.42bn) and a 1.9% increase in profit to hit JPY91bn (US$666mn). Within its core APAC markets, Asahi Japan revenue grew 7.9% to JPY599.9bn (US$4.39bn) but profits grew just 0.1% to JPY42.8bn (US$313.2mn) whereas Oceania revenue … Read more

Food inflation: Valley entities, pantries, food banks step in to help | News

Local food banks and pantries are seeing large increases in the number of people who need food, due to food price inflation, and the CEO of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank doesn’t see prices easing anytime soon. In 2022 compared with 2021, according to the US Department of Agriculture, prices for the aggregate category of … Read more

UK Cost Of Living Crisis Sees Surge In Pet Abandonments: Charity

The RSPCA says there has been a 24-percent rise in pet abandonments so far this year BEN STANSALL Text size The UK’s leading animal charity on Tuesday blamed spiraling costs and the huge upsurge in pet ownership during the pandemic for a 24-percent rise in pet abandonments this year. The Royal Society for the Prevention … Read more

Drought’s Toll On Farmers, Food At Cop27, And Why Direct-To-Consumer Is Nowhere Near Over

Drought wears on you mentally. Nebraska organic farmer Kevin Fulton told me that earlier this week, as I asked him about his 28 years in the business for my latest feature, out this morning. What he shared with me was serious: “You’re working hard to keep up with the irrigation. It’s depressing. These kinds of … Read more

Campbell Soup Co. sees more consumers switch to private label in condensed soup and broths

On a yearly basis (12 months ended July 31, 2022), net sales increased 1% to $8.6bn while volumes fell 6% compared to FY21. While most of its key brands including Campbell’s, Campbell’s Chunky, and Pacific Foods, remained at or slightly above FY19 market share levels, the company’s soup portfolio (while still growing) has lost some … Read more