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‘Catastrophe’ from global food shortage imminent warns UN chief

The head of the United Nations warned Friday that the world faces “catastrophe” because of the growing shortage of food around the globe. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the war in Ukraine has added to the disruptions caused by climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and inequality to produce an “unprecedented global hunger crisis” already affecting […]

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Consumers are buying less and switching to store brands

Decades-high inflation is changing US consumers’ grocery habits. Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery store chain, said Thursday that budget-constrained shoppers were buying fewer items in stores, favoring Kroger’s cheaper store brands instead of name brands, and switching from beef to pork.“Rising inflation has consumers rethinking their shopping and eating habits,” Kroger (KR) CEO Rodney McMullen […]