food industry


Why Women Make Better Butchers Than Men

One of London’s top female butchers tells us why the male-dominated industry could do with more women.
Jessica Wragg
minimum wage

Scenes from the ‘Fight for 15’ Protest in Kansas City

“No matter what you might think, there are 64 million Americans who make less than $15 an hour and we deserve a living wage just like any other worker in America. We want to be treated fairly and paid fairly. We are human beings, we are all working...
Alex Swerdloff
Restaurant Confessionals

Drunk Cooks Nearly Destroyed My Restaurant

I understand the natural sense of camaraderie that arises from this environment, and the need to drink after a long day of work, but it is getting out of hand.

Eating Incarceration

You might prefer to think that the mozzarella on your plate and the wine in your glass arrive thanks to the efforts of a maître fromager and an erudite vintner, but you may actually have to thank a prisoner.
Alex Swerdloff

The Idiot's Guide to Drinking at Chain Restaurants

Comedians and fast-food connoisseurs Nick Wiger and Mike Mitchell discuss the ins and outs of imbibing at the thousands of places where nobody knows your name.
Jesse Farrar

Why the Fast Food Industry Isn't Supporting Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton has received more than $1 million from food-and-beverage companies in the most recent election cycle, but Trump only took in $152,000.
Alex Swerdloff

The Sugar Industry Paid Scientists to Downplay Sugar’s Health Risks

A report from the University of California, San Francisco suggests that researchers were lobbied by the sugar industry in the 1960s, allegedly to whitewash the link between sugar and heart disease.
Daisy Meager

Scottish Food Producers Are Surprisingly Chill About Brexit

According to a new report from the Bank of Scotland, half of the country's producers are confident their industry will grow, despite the disruption caused by Brexit.
Phoebe Hurst
poultry industry

Major Chicken Processor Fined $264K Over Finger Amputation Incident

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced this week that it was going to fine Tyson $263,498. That’s because Tyson was found to have violated regulations that left its employees in danger.
Alex Swerdloff
food industry

We Spoke to the ‘Angry Chef’ Taking on Wellness Bloggers

The chef behind Angry Chef, the hit Twitter account aiming to expose the “lies, pretensions, and stupidity in the world of food” tells us why people should eat ready meals without shame.
Daisy Meager

America's Dairy Farmers Say Trump’s Mass Deportations Would Cripple Industry

America’s dairy farmers are speaking out and saying that Trump’s plan to deport illegal immigrants and somehow convince Mexico to pay for a wall would in fact bring the dairy industry to its milky knees.
Alex Swerdloff

Why Portland Is Experiencing a Restaurant Apocalypse

In the last two weeks, there have been seven restaurant closures in Portland, Oregon. We spoke with Kurt Huffman of ChefStable to find out what the hell is going on there, and how Portland can prevent a potential restaurant apocalypse.
Javier Cabral