food politics

The Pesticides on Your Produce Are Potentially Dangerous. Why Won't the EPA Ban Them?

Spoiler: it involves lobbyists.
Hannah Keyser
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

We Don’t Need Pesticides to Feed the World, According to UN

Sixty-five percent of global pesticide sales are controlled by just three powerful corporations.
Nick Rose

Salmon Prices Are Skyrocketing Thanks to a 'Sea Lice' Epidemic

According to the delicious-sounding NASDAQ Salmon Index, salmon prices have gone up by 13.51 percent in the last 12 weeks.
Nick Rose

Dying Bees Will Make your Holiday Dinner Much More Expensive

Enjoy your holiday meal this year, because pollinator-dependent cranberries, almonds, apples, pumpkins, and berries will soon face a price hike.
Clarissa Wei
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Why GMOs Might Not Be Such a Bad Thing After All

With little scientific data supporiting the claim that GMOs can cause adverse health effects, an increasing number of pro-GMO activists are speaking up to defend the potential benefits of allergy-free peanuts and other modified foods.
Lauren Rothman

Consumers Are Underestimating Just How Dependent We Are on Pesticides

A new report released by the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) found some pretty jarringly contradictory attitudes when it comes the use of pesticides.
Nick Rose

Now We Know Why Bee Colonies Are Dying Near Corn Fields

For the first time, a landmark law passed by Minnesota in 2014 will actually compensate two beekeepers for damage caused by neonicotinoids, one of the most widely used class of insecticides in the world.
Alex Swerdloff

Parkinson's Disease Has Been Linked to Drinking Milk

A study has found that a pesticide widely used in the early 80s—and which found its way into our nation’s supply of cow’s milk—may be the cause of Parkinson's disease emerging in people today.
Alex Swerdloff

Diesel Fuel Is Threatening Bees, But Hops Might Save Them

In addition to pesticides, mites, and poor nutrition, there’s a new problem: Diesel fumes can confuse bees’ sense of smell, making it harder for them to find food.
Wyatt Marshall

This Teenager Got Hepatitis from Drinking Green Tea

After drinking three cups of the tea a day, the 16-year-old was rushed to the A&E department of a Birmingham hospital with severe liver inflammation.
Phoebe Hurst

Farmers in Turkey Are Using Ostrich Eggs to Repel Spiders

Ostrich eggs are currently fetching as much as $50 in Ankara and Istanbul. The reason? Thanks to a centuries-old tradition, farmers believe that ostrich eggs have the power to do what a jug of DEET can't.
Munchies Staff