An ode to mac and cheese, the poster child for processed food
May 31, 2020
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Jeffrey Miller, Colorado State University
(THE CONVERSATION) In January 2015, food sales at restaurants overtook those at grocery stores for the first time. Most thought this marked a permanent shift in the American meal.
Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, that trend took a U-turn. Restaurant revenue cratered, while shoppers emptied grocery shelves stocking up on food to cook at home. And with sales of pantry items soaring, shoppers found themselves reaching for an old reliabl...