HOLD THE MUSTARD: Concerns grow of dijon mustard shortage spreading globally
You may have to hold the mustard with your hot dog this summer, as supplies for the condiment may be low.
The Guardian reports that climate change and rising costs are causing supermarkets in France to run out of dijon mustard, raising questions over whether the shortage could spread to other countries.
It reported French mustard producers said seed production in 2021 was down 50% after poor harvests, brought on by the changing climate in France's Burgundy region and Canada, the second largest mustard seed producer in the world.
It also reported that the war in Ukraine also restricted seed supply, and that additional cost pressures around raw materials were having an impact on production.