Jesse Hirsch

crime

How Criminals' Snack Trails Have Led Them Straight into the Slammer

A smooth criminal in Iowa City just left a trail of snack foods leading from the store he just robbed. When arrested, the man was blackout drunk, smeared in nacho cheese. But he's not the only hungry delinquent who's gotten caught red-handed.
Jesse Hirsch
6.4.15
eggs

Start Hoarding for Omelets, Because Egg Rations Are Really Happening

In the wake of an avian flu pandemic that’s been devastating Midwestern farms, eggs are in increasingly short supply. The rationing has begun.
Jesse Hirsch
6.4.15
food politics

Ag-Gag Laws Prevent You From Knowing How the Sausage Gets Made

North Carolina is dangerously close to preventing agricultural industry whistleblowers from exposing animal cruelty, unsanitary conditions, and more.
Jesse Hirsch
6.3.15
climate change

Organic Kale Smoothies Are Killing the Planet, Too

Are you happily sucking down your organic smoothies, content with the knowledge that you are helping both the Earth and your body? Bad news, friend: It turns out that organic farms may be producing more greenhouse gases than their conventional cousins.
Jesse Hirsch
6.2.15
NEW YORK CITY

New York City Vendors Can No Longer Charge Tourists $30 for a Hot Dog

After a hot dog vendor was caught grossly overcharging an out-of-towner, New York’s Department of Consumer Affairs has pledged to aggressively police price gouging, especially at the city’s visitor hotspots.
Jesse Hirsch
5.28.15
overfishing

These Porpoises May Go Extinct Because Fish Bladders Are Delicious

A rare fish called the totoaba—whose swim bladder can fetch up to $650,000 on the black market—is sitting dead-center in a global dust-up between Greenpeace, government regulators, and high-seas smugglers. Even worse, totoaba poachers are scooping up...
Jesse Hirsch
5.28.15
eggs

Bird Flu Is Forcing Egg Prices to Skyrocket

Remember those 5 million sad Iowa chickens, sentenced to death to stave off an avian flu epidemic? Well, industry analysts are now reporting supermarket egg prices up 58 percent from just one month ago.
Jesse Hirsch
5.20.15
food crime

A Midwestern Man Resold 100,000 Pounds of Filthy, Condemned Cheese

A former head honcho at a Mexican <i>queso</i> company was just convicted for scraping slimy, salmonella-laced fungal filth off literal tons of FDA-rejected cheese, then packaging and selling it to consumers.
Jesse Hirsch
5.20.15
cookbook

How to Eat Like Jackson Pollock

In a new cookbook, photographer Robyn Lea amasses recipes by action painter Jackson Pollack and his wife Lee Krasner, along with anecdotal insights into how these larger-than-life artists chose to cook, eat, and live.
Jesse Hirsch
5.20.15
crime

Can We Blame a Restaurant for a Bloody Biker Massacre?

Sunday was a bloody day in Waco. Nine people were left dead after turf issues between two rival gangs escalated into full-scale warfare at a Twin Peaks location—and many are condemning the restaurant for hosting them.
Jesse Hirsch
5.19.15
bees

Yep, America's Bees Are Still Dying

In a comprehensive study released yesterday, researchers from the University of Maryland found that in the past year US beekeepers lost 42 percent of their bees. This is the second highest annual loss ever.
Jesse Hirsch
5.14.15
ICELAND

Iceland Is Running Out of Meat

Iceland's slaughterhouses and meatpacking facilities are required to get frequent vet inspections—but with the nation's veterinarians currently on strike, a meat apocalypse looms.
Jesse Hirsch
5.14.15
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