KFC temporarily changes recipes to use a blend of lettuce and cabbage due to supply chain issues caused by floods in Queensland and northern NSW earlier in the year.
Will we see even more of this as crops fail in quantity, or quality as a result of growing climate disturbances? Will businesses resort to substituting with available alternatives and hoping consumers will accept them? It’s one way to react to supply chain disruption; done pro-actively though it could be a way to use a wider range of available crops/support more crop diversity. It could also offer a moment of reckoning for regenerative agriculture and more innovative business models.