Money in food
It’s a slow news week so I’m digging in to some items saved over the course of the year.
Here’s one from The Hartman Group, a market-research consulting firm: “Why [software] investors are pouring their lettuce into food.”
The article is about start-ups funded by software billionaires, but its point—there’s money to be made in food—reminds me of Fred Kaufman’s work on food commodity trading.
Making money from food is good when it keeps people employed and pays living wages.
It’s not so good when it adds to world hunger.