DailyDirt: Foods Going Out Of Style...

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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. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 7th, 2012 @ 7:49pm


    There is a growing movement to make people eat less meat.

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 8th, 2012 @ 2:43am

    "Shark fin soup fanatics may need to start looking into the viability of shark farms soon."

    Or just use the rest of the shark so you don't cut its "arms" and "legs" off and then throw it back in the ocean to drown.

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 8th, 2012 @ 4:19pm


    You just watch. Twinkies will soon be made by some other company, such as Little Debbie or Blue Bird.

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    Michael Ho (profile), Dec 10th, 2012 @ 3:21pm


    These finning bans actually require fishing vessels to capture whole sharks and bring them back to ports before removing their fins -- which makes the economics of shark fins unfavorable due to the size of the sharks and the low market value for the rest of the shark's meat.

    So the solution is genetically engineered sharks that can re-grow their fins in a shark farm... and maybe stick some lasers on their heads for fun.

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