Archive for January, 2015

Goodbye To All This

Goodbye To All This

It’s been a wonderful two years. We’ve published 525 articles by 81 amazing authors and talked about everything from food trends to life on a farm to food deserts. Our authors have been PhDs, students, farmers, journalists, and eaters. Yet today I have to make a bittersweet announcement: Food Politic is closing up shop. Though we accomplished so very much we were never able to get funding to pay our writers and working on a […]

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January 22, 2015 at 9:50 amFeatures

Food News Fast – January 12, 2014

Food News Fast – January 12, 2014

Craft breweries are making so many new beers that they’re running out of names – and it’s getting them into legal trouble. [NPR] Bill Gates tested a machine that turns human waste into drinking water. [Foodbeast] There’s a Hello Kitty themed farm in Hong Kong. [Modern Farmer] Traffic light food labels may nudge people into eating better. [Civil Eats] Just like people, fish brought out of water too quickly can get the bends – but […]

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January 12, 2015 at 8:00 amUncategorized

Playing With Your Food

Playing With Your Food

Food photographer Tatiana Shkondina¬†plays with food for a living. Where some may see her work as nothing more than a recipe illustration, Shkondina clearly views it as an art. To drive the point home, she recreated a series of classic paintings using only the medium of food. I’d love to visit the delicious museum these plates would hang in. Piet Mondrian: Vincent Van Gogh:   Andy Warhol: Salvador Dali: Rene Magritte: To find more of […]

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January 9, 2015 at 9:00 amCulture

Anna Savittieri’s Documentary ‘The Tipping Point’

Anna Savittieri’s Documentary ‘The Tipping Point’

Anna Savittieri is an undergraduate student at McGill University in Canada and a young filmmaker. After listening to a Freakonomics episode about the economics of working at a restaurant, she began to look more closely a the politics of the tipped wage. As a political science major, this part was easy. But to bring her thoughts to the masses, she’d have to make her first documentary short. Though she’d done smaller projects before, nothing had […]

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January 8, 2015 at 8:49 amCulture Multimedia

Food News Fast – January 5, 2014

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Texas is turning into olive-oil country. [Bloomberg] In Kansas, reviving a lost grocery store could be the key to reviving the town itself. [New York Times] China is smuggling a lot of Vietnamese rice. [Wall Street Journal] There’s a national bourbon barrel shortage as demand for the brown liquor climbs. [NPR] California’s egg law puts restrictions on what eaters can buy rather than changing regulations for farmers to interesting results. [Grist] The GOP is already […]

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January 5, 2015 at 8:12 amFood News Fast News