A tribute to the home cooks of the Red Empire, who turned mass production, propaganda, and want into a cuisine.
How one of the world’s major shipping companies is hindering the fight against world hunger.
Did local democracy help or hinder post-2001 Afghanistan? An MIT study comes up with some surprising insights.
In which your humble correspondent breaks bread with the Uighur democracy movement in Arlington, Virginia.
Two mega-companies are trying to seize control of the world's cocoa supply. What that means for poor African farmers and your favorite chocolate bar.
The Syrian regime is blocking delivery of vital food, medical, and humanitarian aid. And with winter coming, thousands of lives hang in the balance.
Why feeding China's 1.3 billion people could leave the rest of the world hungry.
Can food grow in a nuclear wasteland? Scientists in Kazakhstan may be close to an answer.
Why some Indians are still fighting back against the country's new biometric ID system.
A journey with food writer Mark Bittman into the bellies of America's enemies.
It's Americans, not Mexicans, who are responsible for the rise of margaritas and moles north of the border.
Zimbabwe is bouncing back from recent history's most shocking economic slump. Or is it?
The new immigration bill doesn't do nearly enough to address America's real labor shortage.
Six regional chains that are learning to compete with U.S. fast-food giants.
There may be valid reasons to question the wisdom of reforming U.S. food aid. But saving the Merchant Marine isn't one of them.
Why aid organizations should focus on making rich people happy, not making poor people less hungry.
Why Walmart may have done more for the poor than any business in American history.
Sorry, Charles Kenny, but Walmart is hardly an ally of the world's poor.