I’m Clinton Griffiths with today’s AgDay Minute.
Because of the pandemic, money spent at grocery stores soared last year. Take a look at this graphic from USDA’s Economic Research Service. You can see last year’s spending in red, including that big spike in April when 66-percent of food spending was devoted to at-home consumption. Even after the peak in April, the share of food at home spending reached the same level on August 2020 as it was in August 2008, during the great recession.
We told you about this earlier this year. NASA bringing back to Earth bottles of wine that had been suspended in space aboard the International Space Station for a year. The Institute for Wine and Vine Research in Bordeaux has begun to study the effects of weightlessness on wine and their grapevines. Experts who got the chance to try it say it still tastes excellent. It’s time for everyone’s favorite
Easter treat PEEPS. Well, now you not only can eat the marshmallow favorite you can drink them too! Pepsi and Peeps are teaming up for a new cola that combines the two sweet flavors. It mixes the taste of Pepsi with the “sweet” marshmallow flavor of peeps. But you can’t buy it in the store. Pepsi is giving it away through a contest. Post your favorite springtime activity on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag hanging with my peeps and tag Pepsi.
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