Catalonia’s chemical kerfuffle

At the time we’re writing this, Catalonia is… kind of part of Spain still? We’re not sure, they’re not sure, but what we do know is if you’re interested in Spanish chemical and pharmaceutical production, you should be paying attention. Catalonia is responsible for the majority of Spain’s pharmaceutical sector—seven of the ten biggest pharma companies have sites there—as well as over 1,100 chemical companies. That means 1) the region is a rather strong economic force and 2) Madrid will not be very happy about losing that. German stocks were seemingly affected by the Spanish government’s crackdown on Catalonian autonomy, and other markets may follow suit if the instability continues. Stay tuned folks! Here are 11 “must eat foods” from the kinda-sorta country.