Food chain ends up in ‘perfect storm’ for longer period – High energy prices, rising raw material prices and labor shortage put pressure on margins in the food sector

Low gas supplies on the eve of winter are driving higher gas and electricity prices. Once the winter is over, ABN AMRO expects prices to fall, but normalization of prices is not expected to happen until after 2023. ABN AMRO expects a similar pattern for electricity prices. A decline as soon as the winter is … Read more

When the food chain hid bisphenol A

SEVERIN NATION Food manufacturers, manufacturers of cans, professional organizations, central purchasing bodies… All of them, to varying degrees, between 2010 and 2015, worked behind the scenes and ignored the establishment of a non-aggression pact intended not to differentiate products whose packaging contained bisphenol A (BPA) – before its ban – from those which did not. … Read more

US Search for 80,000 Truck Drivers to Fix Supply Chain Problem | Univision News United States

Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Association told CNN that, to help fix supply chain problems that have plagued the United States, it takes around 80,000 truck drivers. It’s about a 30% increase in workers already needed before the pandemic, when a labor shortage of 61,500 drivers began to emerge. Spears pointed … Read more

Four keys that explain the paralysis in the supply chain and how it affects you

By Kevin Ketels – The Conversation If you walk into any store in America these days, you are likely to see row upon row of empty shelves. The shortage of virtually every type of product, from toilet paper and athletic shoes, to trucks and chicken, is seen across the country. Looking for a book, a … Read more

Global Supply Chain Disruption Visible From NASA Satellites

October 10, 2021 The pandemic has disrupted global supply chains and markets in ways that have led to backlogs of cargo ships at key ports. Booming demand for consumer and goods, labor shortages, bad weather, and an array of COVID-related supply chain snarls are contributing to backlogs of cargo ships at ports around the world. … Read more

USA, Singapore pledge cybersecurity and supply chain collaboration • The Register

The United States and Singapore will cooperate to improve cybersecurity and supply chains in an era defined by the pandemic and climate crisis, said US Vice President Kamala Harris in a joint press conference with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today. “This pandemic has had a profound impact on economies,” said Harris, adding that … Read more

Chain mail-inspired material developed for space travel

According to the developers, new materials inspired by the chainmail used in the armor worn by medieval knights could be used to create future spacesuits. The material can hold more than 30 times its own weight and is flexible, California Polytechnic Institute in Pasadena. In the future, not only will it help astronauts walk on … Read more