No More Pizza?! Pizza Night's Taking a Hit Because of U.S. Draught [POLL]
Can You Freeze Dominos?
Damn this summer heatwave and draught. Not only has it meant sweltering temperatures, majors storms and widespread electricity outages, now it's about to get serious: the draught is about to mess with our pizza consumption.
How? One word: cheese. As in, less of it, according to "agriculture economist" Roger Hoskin, from the Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (as reported by Gawker.com).
"You'll see less cheese on pizzas and in salad bars," Hoskin says.
"I can't imagine situations where you'd have people standing in line to get milk at the dairy counter," Hoskins continues, but he says it's the cost of cheese that's going to mean we'll be eating a lot less of it (and therefore, less pizza).
The crazy heat -- with temperatures in the 90s throughout much of the country this summer -- means cows give less milk. That not only means less milk (and less cheese), but it makes the cows more expensive to feed and to keep cool, which makes for a big vicious circle of high prices for not only dairy products, but meat, too.
Gawker reports that dairy experts are predicting the cost of milk will go up by 10 to 15 cents a gallon by August, and another 25 cents by Christmas, while the wholesale cost of cheese will rise by about 20 cents per pound by November.
This, of course, will lead to a higher cost not only to make your own pizza, but to order it from your favorite 'za joint.
Which leads us to again ask: will $5.99 pizza specials Dominos is offering last long in the freezer?
If pizza prices shoot up 25 percent with the rise in cheese and meat costs, will it affect how much pizza you eat?
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