This College Course Teaches Students About War and Peace Through Food
Field trips to restaurants that serve food from other nations shows that breaking bread is about more than just, well, bread.
The War Next Door Won't Stop Turkey's Assyrian Winemakers
Turkey’s tiny Christian Assyrian community continues to produce wine the way it has for thousands of years, despite political turmoil and war just across the border in Syria.
How Scientists Are Ensuring Syria’s Seeds Survive War and Climate Change
Between climate change and war, Syrian agricultural history and diversity are under unprecedented threat. Here’s a glimpse into the ways that scientists are working around the clock to ensure that the country's seed diversity doesn’t get wiped out...
How Syrian Bakers Are Making Bread Against All Odds
Even in a time of war, Syrians' high standards for bread are uncompromising. Bakers have implemented unique techniques to provide the daily bread under conflict.
Cafes, Croissants, and Peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo
After decades of civil war, the cafe scene in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is slowly beginning to take off, providing both new delicious food options and a sense of normalcy to a conflict-scarred region.
Wheat As a Weapon of War in Syria
How the Syrian regime, rebels, jihadists, and NGOs are fighting for control of of the country's most powerful resource.
How ISIS Is Using Food to Recruit New Fighters
Not only are entrapped families subsisting on a diet of stale dates, but ISIL militants are actively attempting to recruit new members with the enticement of the basic sustenance of life: food.
How Wall Street Gives Us Our Daily Bread
I spoke to food writer Fred Kaufman about how the larger financial forces that control our food prices work, and why they exist.
An Entire 21-Ton Airdrop of Food for a Besieged Syrian Town Has Been Lost
The pallets contained lentils, vegetable oil, rice, and salt, and could have fed 2,500 people for a month (there are currently 200,000 people living in Deir al-Zour).
Syrian Refugee Camps Now Use Eye Scanners to Pass Out Food
It may sound like something out of <i>Mission: Impossible,</i> but iris scanning technology is now helping humanitarian programs feed hungry refugees.
Coca-Cola Might Be Banned in Russia Over a Controversial Ad
Russian politicians are making it increasingly clear that food and drinks are the currency of politics.
This Beijing Restaurant Delivers Noodles Via Fighter Jet
In the endless sea of China's gimmicky restaurants, the latest stands out for its militaristic patriotism: Diaoyu Islands Malatang Noodle Shop is themed around a chain of islands fiercely claimed by both China and Japan.
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