food politics


The US Pork and Beef Lobbies Are Hosting Cooking Classes to Win Over Chinese Youth

A dietitian present claimed the US-raised meats offered unique health benefits, and students received swag for sharing on social media.
Lauren Rothman
Fast Food

Are You Really Surprised that In-N-Out Donated to the GOP?

Shake Shack would never.
Hannah Keyser
food politics

There's a 'Scallop War' Raging in the English Channel and It's Getting Violent

Footage from the clashes between French and British scallop fishers include scenes of boat-bumping, rock-throwing, and inexplicably smoking boats.
Hannah Keyser
food politics

The Pesticides on Your Produce Are Potentially Dangerous. Why Won't the EPA Ban Them?

Spoiler: it involves lobbyists.
Hannah Keyser
food politics

This Ice Cream Truck's Sole Purpose Is to Troll the Shit Out of Trump's Bad Food Policies

Who wants a double scoop of Confined-Cow Chocolate?
Lauren Rothman
food politics

An Apple That Tastes Like a Grape: The Politics of Food

In this investigative report for The Politics of Food, VICE’s former editor-in-chief Adam Leith Gollner looks at the strange story behind how the Grapple came into existence.
Adam Gollner
Best of 2017

2017 Was a Very Good Year for Food Activism

Even if the year itself wasn't too great.
Munchies Staff
food politics

The Politics of Food: Bluefin Tuna

From Los Angeles to Japan, host Sasha Issenberg—journalist and author of The Sushi Economy—follows the trail of the threatened Pacific bluefin tuna to find out if our appetite for sushi just might end up devouring this diamond of the sea.
Sasha Issenberg
health code violation

I Don't Trust Restaurant Letter Grades

A, B, or C? IDGAF. Fancy letter grades doled out by clueless health department inspectors are less important than common sense and letting a restaurant earn your trust.
Grant Pardee
seal meat

Eating Seal Meat Is a Vital Part of Life in My Community

Many people opposed to seal hunting don't understand that kids in indigenous communities are hungry, and it's painful to see that. It's ridiculous that other cultures are welcome to survive off of our natural resources, but we're not.
Tanya Tagaq

What’s Going to Happen to Bangkok’s Street Food Vendors?

Facing a mounting crackdown, conflicting reports, and flip-flopping authorities, the city’s hawkers find themselves confronting an uncertain future.
Diana Hubbell

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.
Alex Swerdloff