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THE DISH – Free-range breweries yes; fish and chips no

By Jim Duncan The winter quarter brought a perfect storm of food chaos to the world. For the first time in history, the number of people living in cities outnumbered those living in the countryside. Food inflation reared its ugly head in the third world. The Goldman Sachs commodity index soared by 77 percent in […]

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Des moines the dish

Falling Arches and Other Food News

By Jim Duncan The previous quarter was baffling. As oil, gas and corn prices fell precipitously, food inflation continued mysteriously to rise. Fast food in general, and McDonalds in particular, remained in long slumps. Mickey D’s CEO Don Thompson, who took over a thriving company from Iowan Jim Skinner two-and-a-half-years ago, finally admitted a problem […]

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