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Consumers are abandoned in a landscape of misinformation.
 Our ability to produce, purchase and consume healthy, sustainable food is hindered.

At Sliced, we are committed to delivering a sharp, reputable take on the issues that matter. We are a monthly publication that offers thought-provoking, evidence-based takes on the food industry. We explore food from all angles — it's production, marketing, and consumption — to empower healthy and ethical eating.
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Booze, The Pig, The Orange and The Egg
April, 2018
The Shellfish Issue
Shellfish: They are ugly, lack charisma, and are rarely awe-inspiring.

Yet shellfish are also live signals that indicate larger trends within aquatic ecosystems and within our land-based culture. Trends such as animal welfare and the increasingly problematic or discriminatory nature of sustainable eating.

In this edition, shellfish also expose the battle between nature and science. As science takes ground on a timeless fatal illness, nature - dressed as an invasive alien species - continues to conquer territories across North America.

Yes, Shellfish are either plain or beastly but that does not mean they are basic, boring, or insignificant.
Holding On By A Thread
Eric Kukulowicz
Trippin on Acid
Mirjam Guesgen
March, 2018
The Chocolate Issue
Chocolate is more than food.

To the Aztec people, the cacao bean was a gift of Quetzalcoatl, the God of wisdom. They believed it offered aphrodisiac powers.

Nearly 8,000 years later, the cacao bean's sugary ancestor, chocolate, still holds significance. This product is not simply consumed, it communicates love and, at this time of year, symbolizes the generous gifts of an elusive Easter bunny.  

Through examining chocolate from multiple angles, a fact becomes clear.  The Aztec’s regard for the cacao bean teaches us of their religious views and social concerns. So too, time spent reading about today's chocolate production, marketing, and consumption also exposes some truths about our 21st Century civilization.
Pablo Escobar's Chocolate Factory
Chris Hergesheimer
1 Astounding Reason You Shouldn't Trust Clickbait Headlines on Chocolate!
Graeme Carey
March, 2018
The Chocolate Issue
Chocolate is more than food.

To the Aztec people, the cacao bean was a gift of Quetzalcoatl, the God of wisdom. They believed it offered aphrodisiac powers.

Nearly 8,000 years later, the cacao bean's sugary ancestor, chocolate, still holds significance. This product is not simply consumed, it communicates love and, at this time of year, symbolizes the generous gifts of an elusive Easter bunny.  

Through examining chocolate from multiple angles, a fact becomes clear.  The Aztec’s regard for the cacao bean teaches us of their religious views and social concerns. So too, time spent reading about today's chocolate production, marketing, and consumption also exposes some truths about our 21st Century civilization.
Pablo Escobar's Chocolate Factory
Chris Hergesheimer
1 Astounding Reason You Shouldn't Trust Clickbait Headlines on Chocolate!
Graeme Carey
February, 2018
The Booze Issue
Booze.  Hooch. Spirit. Liquid Courage. Poison.

Alcohol has many names. Which is fitting, considering its status in western culture. It is everywhere - playing a huge role in our economy, government policy, and our individual weekend activities. It is a character unto itself in films and TV shows and has a uniquely complex relationship with religion.

Unlike orange juice, kale or Oreos, Alcohol is perceived as more than just food. More than just a beverage. Yet, due to this perception, we forget to talk about alcohol as food.

Through articles that dissect the marketing of booze, the health effects of drinking and alcohol's immunity to the green movement, we ponder this dissonance. We remind ourselves that, in addition to its many names, alcohol has another descriptor: a  product for consumption.
Alcohol: An Environmental Toxin
Tyler Adam
Branded Booze vs. Taste Buds: Why Consumers Lose
Kathryn Helmore
January, 2018
The Pig Issue
A creature of intelligence, a slanderous phrase for gluttons and the police, a beloved construct in literature, and the essential element in a western breakfast, The Pig is always on the menu of conversation.

In this issue, we explore a few topics inspired by the quintessential farmyard animal, ranging from animal rights & pig hunting to the carcinogenic properties of deli ham. Always a source of inspiration, through diving into the pork industry we explore manipulative marketing and ask a question: what does 'tasty' actually mean and where does taste come from?
Taming Our Taste Buds with Pig Feet & Crickets
Courtney Pankrat
Pigs, Video Games, & Slaughter Houses Find Common Ground
Mirjam Guesgen
January, 2018
The Pig Issue
A creature of intelligence, a slanderous phrase for gluttons and the police, a beloved construct in literature, and the essential element in a western breakfast, The Pig is always on the menu of conversation.

In this issue, we explore a few topics inspired by the quintessential farmyard animal, ranging from animal rights & pig hunting to the carcinogenic properties of deli ham. Always a source of inspiration, through diving into the pork industry we explore manipulative marketing and ask a question: what does 'tasty' actually mean and where does taste come from?
Taming Our Taste Buds with Pig Feet & Crickets
Courtney Pankrat
Pigs, Video Games, & Slaughter Houses Find Common Ground
Mirjam Guesgen
December, 2017
The Orange
Facing assaults from The Market, formidable mother nature and fickle humanity, the Orange, once an entrenched staple of the western diet, is becoming a fruit from a bygone time.

From the downfall of the Tropicana and Minute Maid empire, to the rise of fallacious and frankly dangerous thinking, in this Sliced edition we come at the Orange from every angle. From analyzing the looming threat of a bacterial disease to critiquing the prioritization of real estate over Orange County, the edition asks two questions: Are we looking at a future without oranges? If so, why?
100% Pure, Natural and Wrong
Kathryn Helmore
Citrus Apocalypse?
Karla Lant
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