famine

Big Eye

We’re Fighting Famine in South Sudan With Images From Outer Space

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network, DigitalGlobe, and thousands of online volunteers partner up to map out displacement in crisis-stricken regions.
Becky Ferreira
5.12.17
climate change

The Dark Ages Were Caused By Two Enormous Volcanic Eruptions

“The sun gave forth its light without brightness.”
Sarah Emerson
4.20.16
Munchies

El Niño Is Causing Massive Drought and Hunger In Africa

The prolonged warm weather pattern has been wreaking havoc on crops in the region and the UN is becoming “increasingly concerned” about the food security of an estimated 14 million people.
Nick Rose
1.22.16
NORTH KOREA

Inside the Secretive Kitchens of Britain’s North Korean Refugees

“There is nowhere in the UK you can buy North Korean food but I cook it for my family at home everyday,” says Lee Min, a North Korean refugee and chef now living in Manchester.
Maya Oppenheim
12.9.15
NORTH KOREA

The Propaganda Food of North Korea Was Plentiful and Bland

If you’re a totalitarian propaganda state, what better way to show off your food than by allowing travelers take pictures of it with their phones?
Nick Rose
8.20.15
Recipe

Patacon de Pernil Recipe

This Venezuelan sandwich replaces bread with fried green plantains, stuffed with pork and wasakaka sauce.
Jonathan Hernandez
8.1.14
Food

A North Korean Feast in Manhattan with Recent Defector Joo Yang

Joo Yang, a 23-year-old defector, has brought along some smuggled ingredients from her home country’s black market.
Jakob Dorof
7.7.14
News

Tuareg Refugees from Mali Are Stuck Between Poverty and Violence

Fleeing war for poverty in Burkina Faso has left them in a horrible limbo.
Hannah Strange
7.1.14
Stuff

'I Realized I'd Been Brainwashed': The North Korean Defector Living in London

"I grew up seeing many cases of people being taken to prison because they had said one wrong word. We have a saying: 'There is an ear, even on the wall.'"
Kim Joo Il, as told to Tabitha Lasley
3.20.14
tech

The Man Who Thinks He Never Has to Eat Again Is Probably Going to Be a Billionaire Soon

Rob Rhinehart's hobby of <a href=http://www.vice.com/read/rob-rhinehart-no-longer-requires-food>eating nothing but a smoothie that looks like semen</a> has become a career thanks to a crowd-funded campaign that gave him $800,000 to produce his product...
Monica Heisey
8.7.13
Motherboard Blog

It's Time To Start Taking This Global Food Riot Model Seriously

The Second Dust Bowl goes worldwide.
Michael Byrne
7.27.13
News

Germany's Blood-Drenched Debt Could Save Greece's Economy

Some Greeks are claiming Germany owes them $211.5 billion, including interest, for being complete assholes during WWII. Needless to say, that would put quite a dent in Greece's financial woes.
Gregory Frye
6.25.13
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