Washington Post- “Global Food Crisis” Series
Dan Morgan reported in today’s Washington Post that, “At Stephen Fleishman’s busy Bethesda shop, the era of the 95-cent bagel is coming to an end.
“Breaking the dollar barrier ‘scares me,’ said the Bronx-born owner of Bethesda Bagels. But with 100-pound bags of North Dakota flour now above $50 — more than double what they were a few months ago — he sees no alternative to a hefty increase in the price of his signature product, a bagel made by hand in the back of the store.
“‘I’ve never seen anything like this in 20 years,’ he said. ‘It’s a nightmare.’”