Category Politics

Palestine on a plate

Food is a long-time weapon in the cultural battles that accompany bloody conflicts and colonisations. The Spanish, upon invading the Americas and declaring the indigenous staples of maize and beans to be ‘famine foods’, irreparably and irresponsibly rearranged agricultural systems to grow wheat, wine, and olives. In India, so much farmland was taken to grow […]

POLLING DAY SPECIAL: a food survival guide

The dreaded day is upon us and the Brits are going to the polls. It’s time for us to decide: is it absolutely necessary that our grandparents survive the winter, or are we so enamoured of the return of foxhunting and the ivory trade that we are willing to make that sacrifice? We’ll have our […]