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Oakland
Oakland

The Tenacity of Chef Reem Assil

The Palestinian- and Syrian-American chef opens up about the intense racist backlash she faced when her Oakland bakery opened.
Leena Trivedi-Grenier
5.11.18
politics
politics

As Cal Poly Braces for Milo Yiannopoulos Event, Mayor Encourages Inclusive Potlucks

Reached for comment, Milo told MUNCHIES he would “[consider] attending with a homemade mac and cheese in my apron and oven mitts.”
Dave Minsky
4.26.18
food stamps
food stamps

Trump Administration Getting Closer to Requiring Drug Tests for SNAP Recipients

If implemented, these requirements may affect 2 million people.
Mayukh Sen
4.13.18
immigration
immigration

Trump's Biggest ICE Raid So Far Reveals Vulnerability of Immigrants in Meat Industry

Here's why this incident is just the tip of the iceberg.
Danielle Wayda
4.10.18
politics
politics

Trump's USDA Withdraws Animal Welfare Rules for Organic Producers

The regulations would have required meat and egg producers to upgrade indoor and outdoor spaces for animals and to improve treatment for sick livestock.
Danielle Wayda
3.13.18
coffee
coffee

Why This Oakland Coffee Shop Refuses to Serve Cops

Since local news caught wind of Hasta Muerte's policy, the cafe’s Yelp page has been locked and its Facebook page is offline.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.9.18
the internet
the internet

People Keep Mistaking the National Restaurant Association for the NRA

Imagine thinking you were going to a convention for AR-15 enthusiasts and instead walking into a room full of burger innovations.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.7.18
quinoa
quinoa

Malaysian Prime Minister Compared to Marie Antoinette for Preferring Quinoa to Rice

Critics say this is further evidence he's unfit to lead the country.
Mayukh Sen
2.26.18
politics
politics

Hip-Hop, Hummus, and Political Activism Come Together in Montreal’s 'Little Palestine'

We spent the day with rapper, professor, and activist Narcy to discuss hip-hop, politics, and how food brings everything—and everyone—together.
Nick Rose
2.25.18
controversy
controversy

Virgin Atlantic Can't Seem to Win in Controversy Over 'Palestinian Couscous'

The airline faces vitriol both for calling its couscous 'Palestinian' and then for changing the name in efforts to appease customers.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.16.18
beer
beer

How Two Brothers in Miami Stole the Name of North Korea's State Beer

This is trolling via trademark law.
Dave Minsky
2.15.18
politics
politics

Experts Weigh In on Why Trump’s “America’s Harvest Box” Proposal Is Absurd

Don't freak out—SNAP probably won't be replaced by Blue Apron-esque grocery boxes. Here's why.
Danielle Wayda
2.14.18