Olive oil price rise in Europe, investigation in WanaBana fruit pouches, and more in this edition of Bwoglines!

Happening in the World: Rising basic foodstuff prices in Europe hit lower-income families hard. As products like olive oil prices surge by 75% and potato prices by 53%, the market exacerbates their financial struggles despite nominal wage increases in the EU. Driven by energy costs and the Russia-Ukraine conflict, food inflation remains high at 7.5%. (AP)

Happening in the US:  The FDA investigates lead-tainted apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches, with reports of seven illnesses in at least five states. Schnucks Markets and Weis Markets have recalled specific products, while WanaBana recalled all its apple cinnamon fruit puree. Consumers are advised against buying or serving these products due to the risk of “acute toxicity.” (ABC News

Happening in NYC: In a new report on environmental conditions, the Legal Aid Society criticized the New York City Department of Correction for hazardous living conditions in its jail system. The report reveals issues such as vermin infestations, fire hazards, and neglected ventilation, with less than 60% of jail areas meeting sanitation orders. Chronic neglect is blamed for worsening conditions across the city’s jails, impacting the safety and well-being of inmates. (Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: The second annual Grace Lee Boggs ’35 Lecture featuring Mariame Kaba, a seasoned organizer and co-author of Let This Radicalize You, will take place on Thursday, November 9 at 5:30pm EST in the Barnard Event Oval. The event will include a conversation on the role of dialogue in effecting change, with Mariame Kaba, Barnard Student Emily Bach ’24, and Athena Center for Leadership Director Umbreen Bhatti ’00. Check out here for more details.

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