processed food

Health
Health

A New Report Says Fruit and Vegetables Are Actually Cheaper Than Junk Food

Findings from the Institute of Economic Affairs challenge the widely held belief that healthy diets are expensive.
Daisy Meager
3.2.17
Fast Food
Fast Food

How Global Food Prices Led to the Rise of Fast Food

With Western convenience, of course, comes high levels of fat, sugar, and salt.
Nick Rose
9.13.16
twinkies
twinkies

Here's What Happens When You Keep a Twinkie Lying Around for 40 Years

Despite undergoing some mild discoloration, from bright starchy yellow to a dull gray, the pastry is completely in tact and shows no sign of decomposing anytime soon.
Nick Rose
6.29.16
chemicals
chemicals

Fast Food is Full of "Plasticizers" Used for Shower Curtains and Nail Polish

A recent study found a direct link between fast food consumption and a group of chemicals called phthalates, also referred to as plasticizers.
Nick Rose
4.13.16
the military
the military

How the US Army Influences Almost Everything in the Supermarket

I joined Anastacia Marx de Salcedo, author of <i>Combat-Ready Kitchen</i>, on a tour of a supermarket to examine how the US military has had a hand in just about everything we commonly eat.
Matthew Zuras
3.2.16
meat
meat

Italy’s Prosciutto Industry Is Pissed at the WHO’s Report About Meat’s Health Risks

For some nations, and their endeavoring meat manufacturers, the problem seems to lie not in the report itself, but more in what is actually categorized as “processed meat.”
Alex Swerdloff
10.27.15
robots
robots

This Is the Robotic Chicken Butcher of Our Nightmares

Meet the Gribbot. This automated meat machine might soon be given the precious task of using its carefully calibrated pincers to rip the breast meat from chicken carcasses, phasing out skilled workers at the same time.
Munchies Staff
12.9.14