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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
Best of 2017
Best of 2017

2017 Was a Very Good Year for Food Activism

Even if the year itself wasn't too great.
Munchies Staff
12.18.17
food politics
food politics

The Politics of Food: Bluefin Tuna

From Los Angeles to Japan, host Sasha Issenberg—journalist and author of The Sushi Economy—follows the trail of the threatened Pacific bluefin tuna to find out if our appetite for sushi just might end up devouring this diamond of the sea.
Sasha Issenberg
10.8.17
health code violation
health code violation

I Don't Trust Restaurant Letter Grades

A, B, or C? IDGAF. Fancy letter grades doled out by clueless health department inspectors are less important than common sense and letting a restaurant earn your trust.
Grant Pardee
9.16.17
seal meat
seal meat

Eating Seal Meat Is a Vital Part of Life in My Community

Many people opposed to seal hunting don't understand that kids in indigenous communities are hungry, and it's painful to see that. It's ridiculous that other cultures are welcome to survive off of our natural resources, but we're not.
Tanya Tagaq
6.28.17
Thailand
Thailand

What’s Going to Happen to Bangkok’s Street Food Vendors?

Facing a mounting crackdown, conflicting reports, and flip-flopping authorities, the city’s hawkers find themselves confronting an uncertain future.
Diana Hubbell
5.1.17
mexico
mexico

Trump's Mexico Tariff Could Utterly Screw Chipotle

Chipotle gets around 70 million pounds of the 99 million pounds of avocados it uses each year from Mexico.
Alex Swerdloff
2.1.17
politics
politics

Trump's Mexico Tariff Would Be Very Bad News for Americans Who Like Food, Alcohol

A tariff on imported Mexican goods could have a devastating effect on America’s ability to feed itself—and on American food businesses that hope to continue selling goods in Mexico.
Alex Swerdloff
1.27.17
politics
politics

Why This Turkish Immigrant Is Selling a $5,000 “Trump Pizza”

The Trump Pizza is being sold by Champion Pizza in downtown Manhattan, and it comes loaded with gold leaf arranged to spell out “TRUMP,” and, naturally, Russian caviar.
Wyatt Marshall
1.20.17
politics
politics

Dozens of DC Restaurants Will Pledge Inauguration Profits to LGBT and Women's Causes

According to All in Service co-creator Amanda Dyne, this campaign is the chance for “hospitable bartenders, chefs, and servers” across the capital to engage in activism and throw their support behind causes they are passionate about.
Gillie Houston
1.13.17
politics
politics

We Asked Policy Experts How Jeff Sessions Could Dismantle America's Food Stamp Programs

As attorney general, Sessions will have a huge platform upon which to influence the federal food stamp program, officially known as SNAP.
Alex Swerdloff
1.10.17
Trump
Trump

Food in America Is About to Go to Hell Under Trump

President-elect Donald Trump appears ready to drag the nation back to the days before the Food Safety Modernization Act by rolling back or eliminating many of the nation’s food safety laws.
Tom Perkins
11.17.16