America’s First “Food Spy” Traveled the World Hunting for Exotic Crops

America’s First “Food Spy” Traveled the World Hunting for Exotic Crops

For practically a century after its founding, the United States still couldn’t lay claim to any distinct cuisine. The emergent nation generally relied on a meat, potatoes and cheese diet, with fruits and vegetables often left off the dinner plate. Moreover, commonly held wisdom said that too many spices or condiments might just ruin one’s […]

Trump to let Americans import ivory and hunting trophies again

Trump to let Americans import ivory and hunting trophies again

An elephant head with ivory tusks and other hunting trophies in a taxidermy store in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.Robert Caputo/Getty By Adam Popescu Donald Trump’s administration is reversing a ban on the imports of elephant trophies—including ivory—from two African nations. The practice was previously banned in 2014 by the Obama administration. This U-turn applies to the taxidermied […]