Food/Agriculture

Report

Afghans Don't Like Tofu, Either

There were infinite (and well-documented) reasons why it was a terrible idea to invest millions of dollars in getting Afghans to grow soybeans. But the United States did it anyway.

Alexander Cohen |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's 'Stinky Meat-Gate'

A recent muckraking report is a black eye for McDonald's and KFC, but also for the country's regulators.

Rachel Lu |

Investigation

When Wall Street Went to Africa

A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit. 

Christiane Badgley |

Rebuttal

In Defense of Baijiu

What Foreign Policy got wrong about China's most popular drink.

Derek Sandhaus |

Slide Show

The Water Wars Are Coming

In Central Asia, nations turn on nations and neighbors turn on neighbors -- all for a precious drop to drink.

Fyodor Savintsev via Creative Time Reports |

Report

Culture of Corruption

How an American agribusiness giant's alleged bribes illustrate Ukraine's endemic graft problem.

Jamila Trindle |

Feature

Mayo-Drenched and Heroic

A tribute to the home cooks of the Red Empire, who turned mass production, propaganda, and want into a cuisine.

Anya von Bremzen |

Argument

Something Rotten in the State of Denmark

How one of the world’s major shipping companies is hindering the fight against world hunger.

John Norris |

Argument

Too Much of a Good Thing

Did local democracy help or hinder post-2001 Afghanistan? An MIT study comes up with some surprising insights.

Fotini Christia |

Report

Green Rush

How big agriculture is carving up Africa for industrial farmland.

Richard Schiffman |

Feature

My Dinner With Alptekin

In which your humble correspondent breaks bread with the Uighur democracy movement in Arlington, Virginia.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Report

The Rise of Big Chocolate

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.

Lina Khan |

Argument

Assad's War of Starvation

The Syrian regime is blocking delivery of vital food, medical, and humanitarian aid. And with winter coming, thousands of lives hang in the balance.

John F. Kerry |

Feature

Attention No Shoppers

The rise and fall of Tesco in China.

Paul French |

EXCERPT

Appetite for Destruction

Why feeding China's 1.3 billion people could leave the rest of the world hungry.

Damien Ma |

Dispatch

Glowing Greens

Can food grow in a nuclear wasteland? Scientists in Kazakhstan may be close to an answer.

Jillian Keenan |

Dispatch

Barcode Nation

Why some Indians are still fighting back against the country's new biometric ID system.

Sriram Balasubramanian |

Dispatch

On the Rocks

Is Venezuela's new president headed for an untimely exit?

Peter Wilson |

Argument

The Delivery Man

Can this unlikely American equip Syria's rebels before it's too late?

Gordon Lubold |

Feature

Make Them Eat Cake

How America is exporting its obesity epidemic.

John Norris |

Feature

The Snaxis of Evil

A journey with food writer Mark Bittman into the bellies of America's enemies.

Justin Rohrlich |

Letters

The United States of Tacos

It's Americans, not Mexicans, who are responsible for the rise of margaritas and moles north of the border.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

The Breadbasket Is Still a Basket Case

Zimbabwe is bouncing back from recent history's most shocking economic slump. Or is it?

Marian L. Tupy |

Argument

More Unskilled Workers, Please

The new immigration bill doesn't do nearly enough to address America's real labor shortage.

Michael Clemens |

In Box

In Search of Mickey Li's

Why doesn't China have its own fast-food mega-chain?

Paul French |

In Box

Fast-Food Nations

Six regional chains that are learning to compete with U.S. fast-food giants.

Joshua E. Keating |

In Other Words

The Cookbook Theory of Economics

Why Chinese and Mexican dominate the market.

Tyler Cowen |

In Other Words

Recipe for Living: Add Rice. Stir.

The grain that sustains the war weary.

Anna Badkhen |

In Other Words

Austerity Lentils

What a country cooks when it's collapsing.

Joanna Kakissis |

In Other Words

Market Revolution

How Poland learned to love its own cuisine.

Anne Applebaum |