health issues

  • Calorie-Counting Machines Are Pure Evil

    GE has developed a device that can analyze the calorie count of your dinner. Good for science—but we're already in a bloody mess with our diets, and we don’t need anything else that turns food into a mathematical equation.

  • Senegal's Sea Widows Are Well on Their Way to Financial Independence

    In the last decade, thousands of young migrants have left Senegal on rickety fishing boats hoping to find work in Europe. Many have died at sea, leaving behind a new class of women: the “sea widows,” as a local newspaper called them.

  • These Beans Will Dilate Your Pupils

    If you live in proximity to an old-school deli or a grocery store that hasn’t rotated its stock since the Carter administration, you might’ve heard of lupini beans, a tough legume that’s snacked like bar nuts with beer. Besides their deliciousness...

  • We Talked to Kids on London's Controversial Fast Food Mile

    Kids are getting fat. This is an indisputable fact. I went down to West Green Road—London's "fast food mile”—to talk to the mass exodus of grease-craving school children who waddle directly from the gates and into the nearest food shops.

  • Stop Freaking Out and Eat Some Damn Gluten

    Food intolerances are miserable as hell. But even though figures might suggest they're increasing, we probably need to stop worrying that gluten is bad for us (read: make us fat) and get on with our lives.

  • I'll Never See Food the Same Way After Living On MSG For a Week

    I decided to incorporate MSG into everything I ate for a week. It wasn't all bad, but I felt like shit.