Logan Carmichael

Political Science grad.  Aspiring diplomat.

There's hidden politics behind the food you eat, and I'm here to tell you about it.

Corn Is Dominating What You Eat
a year ago
Would you believe me if I told you that you are 80 to 90 percent corn? Probably not, right? While this statement is not entirely true, it is worth clarifying that corn is a component of 80 to 90 perce...
The "Champagnes" of the Food World
2 years ago
Most of us are familiar with Champagne, along with other drinks like Bourbon and Scotch, whose very existence and identity is defined by geographical origins. If your sparkling wine does not come from...
5 Ways the Cold War Shaped Today's Global Food Landscape
2 years ago
Unless you're over the age of 30, you probably haven't lived through, or don't remember, the Cold War, a decades-long ideological battle between the American-led West and Soviet-led East. But regardle...
A Trip Around the World with Nutella
2 years ago
A few years ago, a map—created by the OECD—made the rounds on the Internet, showing the sites of Nutella’s headquarters, sales offices, factories, and sources of all the popular chocolate hazelnut spr...
Peeling Back the Banana Industry
2 years ago
I’ve got beef with the banana industry. Why? It’s hard to believe that peeling back the familiar yellow facade reveals such a dark and abusive industry. Bananas are the favourite fruit of a number of ...
5 Supermarket Secrets You Probably Didn't Know About
2 years ago
Supermarkets: they’re everywhere, and unless you’re some sort of robot that doesn’t need to eat, you can’t really avoid shopping there. The reality is that human beings need food and — let’s be real —...