UK Government Is Cozy with Companies Selling Spytech
It’s well documented that UK companies export surveillance technology to democracies and authoritarian regimes. But the UK government is much closer to these companies than the public may realize.
For the First Time in 13 Years, US Beef Is Sent to China
Even “currency manipulators” like a good bone-in ribeye.
French Foie Gras Exports Halted Due to Bird Flu
Sadly, for the libertines who have no moral opposition to shoving food into the bellies of birds with a long, metal tube, things aren’t getting better for the foie gras industry.
The Black Market Dealers Selling Tactical Surveillance Equipment Online
IMSI catchers are used by law enforcement, but some companies appear willing to sell to private individuals too.
How Badly Will US Exports of Crude Oil Hurt the Environment?
The reversal of the crude oil export ban is great news for oil and gas producers who've been hit hard by lower and lower prices for their goods in recent years. Unfortunately, it's terrible news for the rest of us.
This Is What $15.3 Trillion of World Trade Looks Like
Two data visualisation researchers have created a site that maps out the entire world's production of goods.
Argentina's World-Famous Beef Will Once Again Enter US Market After Ban Is Lifted
The lifting of the ban was met with muted enthusiasm from Argentina's beef producers, who say their government has over-regulated and hurt their industry. Producers expect to make $280 million a year once imports resume.
A Deadly Fungus Is Killing All Our Bananas
Hope you're not too fond of smoothies...
Israeli Settlements Use Palestinian Child Labor for Products Exported to US and Europe, Rights Group Says
Human Rights Watch interviewed children as young as 11 working in hazardous conditions in West Bank outposts for far less than the Israeli minimum wage.
The Journey to Lab-Grown Chicken
Thousands of Nigerians flee to Cameroon to escape Boko Haram, Gaza exports first produce shipment to Israel since 2007, and more on today's VICE News Capsule.
Libya's Rebels Want Political Autonomy and Oil Exports
The rebels in eastern Libya control the oilfields and say they want independence from Tripoli. Meanwhile, the government seems helpless.
A Biotech Company Has Developed a GMO Apple That Doesn't Brown
The first non-oxidizing apple, named "Arctic Apple," whose flesh doesn't brown when exposed to air, is stirring up international controversy because the GMO fruit is spliced with an antibiotic gene.