Will Ozempic chew up the food industry?
by Danny Tyree
October 19, 2023
“Are ya haaawngry?”
In the 90s, that question by the late Harold Rowland became a running gag after church every Sunday, as he inquired where I, my wife and my parents would be eating.
In the future, many people may answer “Are ya haaawngry?” with a shrug and a muffled “Meh.”
Investors and food-industry executives are grinding their teeth over anti-diabetic drugs such as Ozempic and Wegovy. The drugs are being used off-label for weight loss and appetite suppression, and so far they seem to be nibbling away at the sales of salty, fatty, sugary foods (a.k.a. “The Foods that Beat...