Food stylist Caitlin Levin and photographer Henry Hargreaves have collaborated on a series of food-based country maps composed of signature national ingredients. The typography is by Sarit Melmed. "Exploring new places through the food you eat is often a portal to the cultural complexities of that place," Hargreaves wrote in an email. "In this series we...
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Chernobyl’s legacy endures Chernobyl is a place known around the world. The meltdown at the Chernobyl power plant in 1986 made front-page news and, until Japan’s Fukushima disaster of 2011, was considered the world’s worst nuclear accident. With North Korea’s recent threats of nuclear strikes aimed at South Korea, Japan and the United States, the geography of Chernobyl’s impacts and the lessons learned are worth repeating to each generation.
"When China's largest pork distributor acquired America's largest pork producer, it was a tasty match. Now the two are going to the public market to sanctify their union as the world's top pork firm.The IPO of WH Group, which bought U.S. pork giant Smithfield last year, presents investors a tasty opportunity to take part in China's food revolution."
Allison Anthony's insight:
Smithfield is the largest pork producer in the US and headquartered right here in Virginia since 1936. It made Smithfield , VA the "Ham Capital of the World." Now it belongs to China.
While growers are used to dealing with cold spats and insect infestations, the move by Mexico’s notorious drug cartels into the business has forced both farmers and trucker drivers to take unheard of measures.
Michael Pollan is an author, activist, journalist and professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He mainly focuses on the industrial food chain with regards to his research. He emphasizes how cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family’s health, build communities, help fix our broken food system and perhaps most importantly, break our growing dependence on corporations.
India, the most populous democracy on the planet, is about to hold elections that will seat a new parliament and prime minister. It will be the largest democratic event in history. The numbers are mind-blowing.