Economy

economics

Which Restaurants Will Suffer the Most Under a Higher Minimum Wage?

"We don’t want our paper to serve as a mouthpiece for or against raising the minimum wage."
Alex Swerdloff
7.29.17
Economy

Did a Conspiracy Between the World's Largest Fertilizer Companies Crash the Food Economy?

A new report suggests that a clandestine cartel of fertilizer companies drove food prices so high that they precipitated a crisis that drove 44 million people into poverty.
Alex Swerdloff
9.26.16
Fast Food

How Global Food Prices Led to the Rise of Fast Food

With Western convenience, of course, comes high levels of fat, sugar, and salt.
Nick Rose
9.13.16
WTF

Models Wrestling in a Caviar-Filled Kiddie Pool Is How Russia's Ultra-Rich Like to Party

If you were hired to orchestrate an event that pays homage to the history of a currency, who in the hell wouldn’t decide to organize a bacchanalian caviar orgy?
Alex Swerdloff
8.20.16
africa

Bill Gates Plans to Give Away 100,000 Chickens to Rural Africans

The American billionaire, tech entrepreneur, and philanthropist penned an impassioned blog post earlier this week, in which he pledged to hand out 100,000 chickens to families throughout rural Africa.
Alex Swerdloff
6.13.16
Children’s health

Kids Who Eat Healthy Still Really Love Junk Food

A team of researchers Ohio State University is questioning some of the most basic assumptions about children and junk food.
Nick Rose
1.26.16
coffee

Market Experts Say We Could Be Running Out of Coffee

According to market analysts, Britain’s increased consumption of coffee has created a “structural imbalance” between supply and demand that could lead to an imminent coffee shortage.
Phoebe Hurst
1.4.16
britain

Why Christmas Dinner Could Cost You Less This Year

Commodities analytics firm Mintec reports that the price of cooking a traditional Christmas Day dinner has fallen to its cheapest since 2011. As if you needed an excuse to double up on the pigs-in-blankets.
Phoebe Hurst
12.8.15
Hospitality

Britain's Waitstaff and Bar Workers Aren't Being Paid a Living Wage

According to a new report, 6 million British workers are earning less than the Living Wage of £7.85, with bar staff, waiters, and waitresses topping the list of professions not paid this voluntary rate.
Phoebe Hurst
11.2.15
Canada

Why Are Canadians Eating Less Meat?

A recent study suggests that Canada's largest industry is being effected by everything from the economy, to an aging population, to trade sanctions with Russia.
Nick Rose
9.16.15
Work

Miners Are Trying to Strike It Rich with Food and Weed Instead of Ore

Can eggs really be more valuable than minerals like ore, gold, and coal? Miners are putting down their picks and picking up their forks and knives. Metaphorically speaking, that is.
Alex Swerdloff
8.25.15
Whisky

The UK's Economy Is Powered by Whisky

According to a recent report, the Scotch whisky industry adds nearly £5 billion to the economy of the UK, making it bigger than the UK's iron and steel, textiles, shipbuilding, or computer industries. Who wouldn't drink to that?
Munchies Staff
1.29.15
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