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Your Love Of Avocados Is Making Us All Pay More For Guacamole

Hold onto your guacamole-loving butts, people: Avocado prices are on the way up, mostly because we just can’t get enough of them. [More]

Some Chipotle Restaurants Facing Food Shortages

Some Chipotle Restaurants Facing Food Shortages

Though Chipotle has been focused on winning back all the customers it lost during its food-safety crisis, a company executive says some restaurants don’t have enough food to feed the people who do want to eat there. And those food shortages are making customers cranky. [More]

Cooking Oil Price Surge Could Cause Riots, Snickers Shortages

Cooking Oil Price Surge Could Cause Riots, Snickers Shortages

Food producers are starting to run low on soybean and palm oil, amid demand from developing countries like China and India. According to Bloomberg, companies such as Nestle and Unilever, which use oil in everything from mayonnaise to Snickers, will see oil inventories fall by 12% this year. Food prices spiked in September to levels not seen since 2008, when high prices and shortages caused riots in Egypt, Haiti and elsewhere.

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