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I Can't Stop Watching This Guy Eat Decades-Old Army Rations

Judging from the comments of Steve’s many viewers—that hardtack video alone has been watched more than 610,000 times—everyone gets something different from his performances.
Charley Lanyon
2.24.17
refugees

For Refugees, Internet Access Has Become as Important as Food and Water

The report, which looked at data from 44 different countries, found that Internet access has become “as vital to them as food, water, or shelter” for many refugees.
Nick Rose
9.16.16
cuba

Stale Bread with Ham and Rum: Tourism in the Time of Cuba

“Cuba is for traveling, not for living,” said one man I encountered. “We get a ration of five eggs per month, one piece of bread per day, and one chicken leg every 45 days.”
Alice Driver
8.25.16
cuba

How to Eat Like a Cuban in Havana

If you visit Cuba, you should eat like a Cuban, in places where Cubans usually go. You’ll spend no more than $20 a week, though that can often equal many Cubans’ monthly salaries.
Luis Cobelo
12.29.15
NORTH KOREA

North Korea Is Still Running Out of Food

After a brutal summer and drought, North Korea's food supply is in worse shape than usual.
Nick Rose
9.21.15
ISIS

ISIS Is Rebranding Stolen UN Food Rations with Its Own Logo

Photos have emerged online that apparently depict Islamic State members in Syria distributing food boxes stolen from the UN's World Food Programme, rebranded with the ISIS logo.
Matthew Zuras
2.3.15
venezuela

Venezuela Wants to Put Fingerprint Scanners in Grocery Stores

Due to a massive food shortage in Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro has come up with a level-headed solution to ensure that everyone has access to basic goods: electronically fingerprint every shopper in the country.
Amanda Arnold
8.25.14