musings on music and life

May 21, 2016

This week in The Economist, 5/21/2016

Filed under: The Economist — sankirnam @ 2:16 pm

Here are a few articles of interest from this week’s issue:

  1. The grim prospect” – antibiotic resistance seems to be getting a lot of attention lately; I have seen several articles on this topic this week alone. Derek Lowe has covered a paper published recently by Andy Myers (whose work I wrote about earlier), and this was also covered in The Verge.
  2. Beef consumption is on the decline in France. Oddly enough, I wouldn’t have pegged the French as massive beefeaters, especially since horse meat, which is a substitute good (to my limited knowledge as a vegetarian) is not taboo in France.
  3. The economics on the supply and demand of quinoa. While it was initially thought that the rumors about the overconsumption of quinoa by Western countries affecting poor farmers in Peru and Bolivia was overblown, it seems there may be merit to that argument after all.
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