Come to Europe for the Grand Tour! See the Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower, the Sagrada Familia, and the newest addition, a colony of wild boars holding up traffic.
“In Iceland, the harvesting of these precious feathers has created a peculiar bond between human and duck. What can this unique relationship teach us?”
Rather than the classic white, pub-going thugs focusing on a single product, be it guns or drugs, England’s new criminal organizations are multinational, tech-savvy, and diversified, aka “polycriminal,” and they have helped make London the world capital of money-laundering.
“Tony Roach holds Eastbourne together with engine grease and dairy cream.”
After years of work, activists got the state of California to ban the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos, which drifts widely through the state’s Central Valley. These activists are now taking aim at other chemicals and hope their grassroots coalition shows others how to battle the farmers and policy makers who act like human health is just the cost of doing business.
Italian farmers get 7.5 cents for a kilo of tomatoes. Consumers pay €2, for a 2,567% markup. It’s a mafia-ridden system that can’t exist without exploiting immigrant labor. “In accepting these industrial prices, we’re actually selling the skin of the farm-workers.”
Before there was modern agribusiness or assembly-line production plants, there was the American beef industry.
You could be sad that this chicken is far more well-traveled than you are, or you could be delighted at the bond between a man and his hen. After skimming the day’s other headlines (and seeing Monique the hen in her sweater) I choose the latter.
The Guardian US’s “Shades of black” series of 27 pieces explores colorism within black and brown communities and highlights its connections to desirability and self-esteem.
In China, milk represents modernity and progress. But the radical plan to triple the nation’s consumption has serious environmental consequences.