Format Archives: Link


Farewell to Argentina’s Famed Grass Fed Beef

NPR has a good story on the disappearance of Argentina’s grass-fed beef and the move to feed lots due to the soaring price of soybeans and farmers move to that crop from beef. The bigger problem – there is no way to tell what beef is feedlot and what beef is grass-fed as it’s not identified by production method.

This is quickly leading to an end of Argentina’s reputation for amazing beef, but Uruguay is increasing it’s grass-fed beef production, so maybe we’ll have to head across the border.

Farewell to Argentina’s Famed Beef [NPR]


Argentina to End Utility Subsidies

A really good article from The Argentine Independent that explains the utility subsidies in Argentina, how they’re going away and why gas and electric bills could go up by more than 400%!


Big Mac not on McDonalds menu in Argentina?

In Argentina, the Big Mac is an “off menu” item. Rumors have it that the government has asked McDonalds to keep the price of the Big Mac artificially low in order to hide the true inflation here, which is reported in the Economist’s Big Mac Index.