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maple syrup
maple syrup

How Maple Syrup Played a Surprising Role in the Abolition of Slavery

The pancake topping has a remarkably political history.
Jonathan Beecher Field
6.27.18
food politics
food politics

An Apple That Tastes Like a Grape: The Politics of Food

In this investigative report for The Politics of Food, VICE’s former editor-in-chief Adam Leith Gollner looks at the strange story behind how the Grapple came into existence.
Adam Gollner
12.27.17
WTF
WTF

Another Coffee Has Been Recalled for Containing Undisclosed Boner Drugs

If you think you need help below-the-belt, maybe put down the coffee pot and call your doctor instead.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.22.17
WTF
WTF

Chuck Schumer Goes to War With Snortable Chocolate

Schumer says Coco Loko is "like cocaine on training wheels.”
Alex Swerdloff
7.11.17
politics
politics

Calorie Counts Face an Uncertain Future Under Trump

This week, we saw major blows to nutrition advancements made during the Obama-era. Are we entering a Dark Age for food policy in America?
Alex Swerdloff
5.5.17
Health
Health

Study Finds that Fast Food Packaging Still Contains Carcinogenic Chemicals

Burger wrappers and pizza boxes could be as bad for you—or worse—than the food they contain.
Nick Rose
2.1.17
Health
Health

FDA Warns LA Wellness Hipsters that Camel Milk Is Not a Miracle Cure

Desert Farms brand camel milk is sold in Whole Foods and other organic grocers in California and by mail-order through his website, retailing for $18 per pint online. But that's not the problem.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.10.17
Health
Health

The Government Is Trying to Track Our Nutella Consumption

Nutella wants the FDA to change its definition of a “serving.”
Nick Rose
11.5.16
food safety
food safety

We Asked Food Policy Experts What They Thought of Trump's Plan to Dissolve the FDA

If Trump gets his way, he probably should avoid eating pretty much any and all food—at least without a royal taste tester. But maybe he has one of those.
Alex Swerdloff
9.17.16
Sugar
Sugar

The FDA Says to Stop Calling Plain Old Sugar 'Evaporated Cane Juice'

Sugar doesn’t exactly have the best reputation, so some health food brands have taken to listing "evaporated cane juice" as an ingredient instead. The FDA is not pleased.
Nick Rose
8.1.16
Health
Health

This Weight-Loss Device Literally Sucks the Food Out of Your Stomach

While certain critics have called this method “assisted bulimia,” the FDA insists that it is a medically sound, reversible, and minimally invasive procedure.
Nick Rose
6.16.16
Health
Health

Stop Dumping Salt All Over Everything, Says FDA

The FDA's new salt consumption guidelines are here, and they urge us to seriously scale back on sodium.
Wyatt Marshall
6.4.16