Archive for December, 2010

Beverly Bell and Tory Field: Miami Rice

By on 12/9/2010 in Uncategorized with 5 Comments

I don’t normally post other folks’ articles but this is a particularly important piece on the US involvement in the Haitian rice racket, written by one of the most vital and urgent voices from Haiti, Beverly Bell. More below the fold.
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Killer Pizza

By on 12/8/2010 in Uncategorized with No Comments

Fred Kaufman has written a terrific piece about Domino’s pizza. The pizza industry calls itself “the world’s most popular food”. As with almost everything else about the industry’s narrative, this is a claim that isn’t quite true, but rests on stretching their small but flexible worldview across the rest of the planet. The staple food for over half the world’s population – mainly in Asia – is rice. Lactose intolerance among Asians hasn’t, however, stopped the pizza industry from falling over itself to get a slice of the market. Read more here.