Trump's Mexico Tariff Could Utterly Screw Chipotle
Chipotle gets around 70 million pounds of the 99 million pounds of avocados it uses each year from Mexico.
Trump's Mexico Tariff Would Be Very Bad News for Americans Who Like Food, Alcohol
A tariff on imported Mexican goods could have a devastating effect on America’s ability to feed itself—and on American food businesses that hope to continue selling goods in Mexico.
Bootleg Four Loko Is Being Sold in China as 'Lose Virginity Liquor'
Vendors and sellers operating on online shopping portals are marketing Loko under some pretty enticing logos: “Blackout in a can,” “deflowered wine”, and shi shen jiu, meaning “lose virginity liquor.”
America Has a Crippling Cheese Surplus
The surplus of cheese has been building up such that US cheese inventories at the end of March were the highest they’ve been since 1984.
The Nuclear Deal Clears the Way for Iranian Saffron in the West
Next week, the first shipment of Iranian saffron will be coming to the US. The announcement was made by the head of Iran’s Saffron Exports Development Fund.
Russia Is Trying to Mend a 60-Year-Old Land Dispute Through Fishing Rights
Something as petty as technically still being at war isn’t stopping the Russian Federation from offering Japan the right to develop fisheries and other forms of aquaculture around the disputed islands.
Japan Is Serving Foreigners Food from Post-Meltdown Fukushima
Despite reassurances by the government, it looks as though Fukushima may have a ways to go before everything returns to normal—if it ever will.
Cuba Doesn’t Want Any Filthy American Food
Our capitalist politicians are learning the hard way that just because we suddenly want to rub shoulders with communist-run Cuba doesn’t mean they want to do the same.
China's Newfound Love for North American Lobster Is Driving Up Prices at Home
Looks like it’s time to hit up Beijing for an honest taste of down-home Maine. Now if only we could get some of that good ol’ American gai lan.
That Non-Browning Apple Is Nothing New
Non-browning Arctic Apples were recently approved by the USDA. We got in touch with Tom Burford, MUNCHIES' favorite apple historian, to get his take on the new Franken-fruit.
British Food Is Taking Over the World
Countries like Italy and France, which are known for making their own great cheese and wine, are buying up such products from Britain in huge quantities. What gives?