food politics

Are the Workers Who Process America's Chicken Forced to Wear Diapers?

According to a new report from Oxfam America, workers are regularly forced to wear diapers on the line because they are not permitted to take regular bathroom breaks. Others just urinate or defecate while on the line.
Alex Swerdloff

Everyone Really Is Just Picking Their Wine Based on the Label

Does the prospect of trying to pick between a $12 sauvignon blanc, a $14 Chablis, and a $17 Vouvray make you panic and perspire? Are you ashamed that you remedy this anxiety by going for the one with the more refined-looking label, even if you have no...
Hilary Pollack

The Threat of Cancer Isn't Stopping Bacon-Lovers

Despite a damning report from the WHO linking processed meat to cancer, consumers appear to be eating as much bacon as ever.
Munchies Staff

A New Starbucks Drink Is So Sugary It's Outraging Brits

The venti-sized offering has a remarkable 25 teaspoons of sugar in it. In the UK, that is three times the maximum recommended adult daily intake of sugar.
Alex Swerdloff

Young Women Drink Almost Half the Wine in America

As a group, Millennials drank 159.6 million cases of wine in 2015. That's more than any other generation and constitutes 42 percent of all of the wine consumed in the US last year.
Alex Swerdloff

Fat Toddlers Are a Tiny Problem That's Getting Huge

The World Health Organization says the number of children under the age of five-years old who are overweight or obese is now 41 million. That’s 6.1 percent of all infants and toddlers worldwide.
Alex Swerdloff

Big Alcohol Would Be Screwed Without Problem Drinkers

Despite constituting less than 20 percent of Australians over the age of 14, super consumers, according to the report, account for more than 74 percent of all alcohol consumed yearly in Australia.
Alex Swerdloff

Apparently Men’s Brains Are Hardwired to Choose Sex Over Food

Studying the brain cells of nematode worms, researchers from University College London concluded that neurons in male brains may be programmed to prioritise sex over the desire to eat food.
Phoebe Hurst

A New Report Says Welsh Teenagers Are Drinking Less Than Their Parents

In her annual report into the state of health in Wales this week, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ruth Hussey said that young people are setting a “great example” to older generations by drinking less.
Phoebe Hurst