DailyDirt: Foods Going Out Of Style…
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Food scarcity is a real problem in many parts of the world, but in affluent nations, there are different kinds of food limitations. Not being able to find a “cooler ranch” flavored snack and having to settle for “original flavor” is definitely a first world problem. Here are just a few examples of some food shortages from around the world.
- Would you spend about $100 for some Twinkies? Limited-edition baked goods might trump loooots of t-shirts…. [url]
- Illegal hunting in South Africa could endanger large carnivores like cheetahs, lions and leopards. A boom in bushmeat trade threatens the food security of rural communities. [url]
- The American poultry industry has invested a lot of resources to create copious amounts of white meat on various farm-raised birds, but now there’s more demand for dark meat. Look out for genetically modified six-legged chickens soon. [url]
- The European Parliament has voted (again) to ban shark finning practices that endanger certain sharks. The EU first passed a ban in 2003, but it left loopholes that allowed for shark finning to continue. Shark fin soup fanatics may need to start looking into the viability of shark farms soon. [url]
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