appetizers
appetizers

africa confidential....................................................................(partly free, delivery available)

a multi-vitamin supplement for those with a deficiency in their dark continent news intake

 

africa-asia confidential...........................................................(partly free, delivery available)

africa-asia confidential was first published in november 2007, by the same group that owns africa confidential...the newsletter was founded in response to the growing political and economic relations between africa and asia. with a "who's who" section and a "categories and countries" archive, this hyphenated hotpot will help you get your global south orientation properly aligned

 

all things pakistan................................................................................(free, delivery available)

"all things pakistan" is like "all things considered", but by a geography professor-cum-pakistani-polymath and not NPR. if you are hankering for honest fare from both inside the mosques and outside the government then open wide...

 

asia times.........................................................................(partly free, some delivery available)

get outside your western gaze and get your geopolitical fill with an asian-produced and asian-sourced palate of news and analysis

 

bulletin of the atomic scientists.........................................(mostly free, delivery available)

this site seeks to inform the public about threats to the survival and development of humanity from nuclear weapons, climate change, and emerging technologies in the life sciences. since 1945, these experts have engineered horrible concoctions like atomic bombs and crafted palatable warning about why you should not order them. from biosecurity to climate change to nuclear energy and doomsday devices, this site has it all

 

buzzflash...................................................................................................................................(free)

headline clearinghouse designed to serve as a sugar-high for grouchy american liberals

 

coa news..................................................................................................(free, delivery available)

if you're hungry for even more independent fodder culled from a non-profit online news network and prepared with discerning palates in mind, these tasty dishes come delivered fresh daily or a la carte -- your choice

 

danwei......................................................................................................(free, delivery available)

the Chinese word 'danwei' means 'unit', as in a unit of currency or measurement, or as in 'work unit' -- the old term for a state-owned company that was supposed to provide cradle-to-grave employment, housing and medical treatment. we don't normally advocate eating units per se, but in our first honest effort to incorporate Chinese tastes and urban flavors we offer this tasty delight. go on, move above and beyond the egg roll

 

disinformation...............................................................................(free, delivery available)

sometimes a bit self-righteous, but always irreverent, with a bit of spice leaving you hungry for more

 

dollars and sense.......................................................................(mostly free, delivery available)

this non-profit publisher is an antidote to mainstream economists and their daily drivel. if billionaire bankers and casino capitalists are making you sick to your stomach, this site might offer some homeopathic herbs to slow your sickness, or at least a place to seek some cold comfort

 

earthtrends............................................................................................(free, delivery available)

world resource institute's one-stop collection of environmental, social, and economic trends shaping the world. and with so many maps and topics served using diverse ingredients, you're bound to fill up before tasting all the delight

 

eurasianet.......................................................................(partly free, some delivery available)

a smattering of caucasian and central asian dishes are predisposed towards a post-socialist outlook so expect a lingering aftertaste of too much dill, too many cheap vodkas, and one too many stale cigarettes. delish...

 

eurekalert!..............................................................................................(free, delivery available)

produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, this chalky news-you-can-chew is a bit lumpy but it's still good. stories are conveniently broken up into more pieces than your 3 year old's bowl of cheerios

 

ferghana news agency.........................................................................(free, delivery available)

central asian cuisine with a post-soviet aftertaste

 

global information network...................................................(partly free, delivery available)

eliminates a lack of freshness often associated with overly processed news

 

the globalist...........................................................................................(free, delivery available)

balanced, fortified bites on globalization providing a modern, sensible approach to economics, politics, and culture

 

grist magazine.......................................................................................(free, delivery available)

'environmental news and humor' is sweet and bitter all at once. this is tasty environmentalism with a few hints of irony and dollop or two of sarcasm. of course, chef suggests you start with the 'main dish' for once

 

independent media center..................................................................(free, delivery available)

hi-fi, hi-bias, grassroots media from around the world are arranged here in an ethnic food court style. the tastes are certainly catering to a select clientele, and their topics reflect a decidedly collectivist world view for a bunch of independents

 

inside world...........................................................................................(free, delivery available)

pick and choose from the freshest local vendors around. when you crave high quality, local produce, just click and peel

 

internal displacement monitoring centre......................................(free, delivery available)

a product of the norwegian refugee council, the special-order delivery option is particularly tasty and helps promote portion control. and not unlike cheese, their maps always seem to make things taste better!

 

international financial institutions in latin america....................(free, delivery available)

for surprisingly palatable helpings of structural adjustment, finance, and governance visit this portal on southern civil societies to get your fill

 

international financial institutions in latin america....................(free, delivery available)

for surprisingly palatable helpings of structural adjustment, finance, and governance visit this portal on southern civil societies to get your fill

 

maplecraft.................................................................................(mostly free, delivery available)

normally, dot.com purveyors who also cook up meals for multi-nationals are not favored at news*diet, but because we recognize quality, especially in map form, we can appreciate their ethical approaches to hazards and human rights, as well as other forms of socio-economic and political vulnerability. if conscious corporate cuisine suits you more than alliterative appetizers, their interactive map room and digest of current ethical dilemmas is bound to help fill your cerebral vitamin quota

 

mario profaca..........................................................................................................................(free)

croatian-inspired global intelligence news portal with generous portions supplemented by a cosmopolitan focus on ingredients

 

media bistro...........................................................................................(free, delivery available)

for more tasty news about the news, go to the 'tvnewser'

 

mexidata...................................................................................................................................(free)

quality mexican food is a right, not a privilige! this assortment of media coverage and data is homecooked and packaged for gringos

 

m.i.t. technology review..........................................................(partly free, delivery available)

tomorrow's food served today

 

north american congress on latin america.........................(partly free, delivery available)

sick of neoliberal stew and de soto's kool-aid? for all you papusa snacking, empanada smacking southern cone aficionados, get ready for some left-leaning yet independent coverage of latin america and the caribbean. since 1966, NACLA has been cooking up spicy coverage of finance, conflict, and development using an occasionally semi-marxist dollop of exploitation exposes

 

narco news bulletin..............................................................................(free, delivery available)

this is the good stuff, man

 

new colombia news agency................................................................(free, delivery available)

ANNCOL, published en español and in english and german and russian (oh my!) -- is a ten year old attempt to freshen up coverage of latin america's most intractable conflict. have you ever eaten an intractable, decade old appetizer?

 

news gateway............................................................................................................................(free)

if under-reported American news makes your mouth water like a fatback on a bun, this north-of-the-border culinary sensation will more than sustain your taste buds

 

newseum.................................................................................................(free, delivery available)

link to 577 newspaper front pages from anniston, alabama to caracas, venezuela with many stops outside "the south" too...che*f is not responsible for the food coma that follows

 

newsmap..................................................................................................................................(free)

"newsmap" is both. put differently, if you crave quality, freshness, and superb news aggregation techniques presented with style and substance in an intuitive and easy-to-chew and digest fashion, then get clicking. this cutting-edge application of googlenews will help you feel spatial without feeling special, a subtle yet important discrepency not unlike that separating fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot

 

newsvine.................................................................................................(free, delivery available)

"get smarter here" is a tagline belyling this communitarian approach to mongolian barbecue. pick and choose and customize an infinite number of sources to your taste and temperature...

 

nouriel roubini's macroeconomics and finance...........................(free, delivery available)

traditional and neo-classicalist approaches abound, creating a more conventional economic sampler-platter

 

reliefweb.....................................................................................(free, some delivery available)

rolaids might spell relief, but this carto-licious dish plucks choice fruit on bitter conflicts and puts them together in the raw, with a fresh map (or twelve) used for garnish

 

scienceblogs.........................................................................................(free, delivery available)

"where the world discusses science", this seedmagazine side project brings together 71 blogs from across the flavor spectrum to satiate your desire for cuisine prepared by those wearing labcoats and safety-goggles

 

social watch.............................................................................................(free, delivery available)

hosted in uruguay but seasoned with cosmopolitan ingredients, this site provides tightly presented nutritional assessments of gender and poverty programs worldwide. the impressive application maps will make it hard to eat only one

 

stratfor........................................................................................(partly free, delivery available)

stategic forecasting and proper barbeque both hail from Texas; coincidentally, such traditional meaty offerings are favored by the most influential critics around

 

today's alternative news........................................................................................................(free)

the title, content, and presentation are very straightforward. the regional breakdown is also nice so if you're in the mood for generally inoffensive, no-frills stories then look no further

 

underreported news................................................................................................................(free)

hidden nuggets of truth just taste so good!

 

upside down world...............................................................................(free, delivery available)

covering activism and politics in latin america, this reader-funded collective represents well the notion that there is no "up" in space and that frijoles and fruit are hardly the limit of quality produce originating south of texas

 

vegan porn................................................................................................................................(free)

of course vegans taste better, but their news isn't particularly bland either! and here, the diversity of the dishes prevents relegation into the otherwise logical soups/salads section of news*diet. go ahead, be open minded and see if an animal-free hors d'oeuvre is tastier than it sounds...with a name including porn, it's gotta be good

 

venezuelanalysis..................................................................................(free, delivery available)

venezuelanalysis.com is a project of the Fundación para la Justicia Económica Global, a foundation that is registered in Caracas; if you crave an antidote to the rotting egg sulphur tastes left by more conservative recipes, you'll find find a range of alternatives prepared fresh for you daily

 

war in context..........................................................................................................................(free)

a basic attempt to convey events occurring throughout the Middle East and Iraq that satisfies more than any combination of sweet tea and hummus ever could

 

what's up?................................................................................................................................(free)

"what's up?" claims to be "an indispensible tool for the global news junkie" and it just might stimulate your map fetish with its colors and bubbles. the concept and design exceed the news-worthiness, but its overall appeal makes it perfect for a light snack

 

watching america......................................................................................(free, delivery available)

craving foreign approaches to american cuisine? discover what the world thinks about the u.s. "watching america" reflects global opinion about the united states, helping americans and non-americans alike understand what the world thinks of current issues that involve the u.s. using independent translators to trim the tastiest cuts from the foreign press, you can savor hidden flavors that still hit home, whether or not you're stateside

 

world headlines.......................................................................................................................(free)

a low fat, high protein dish...think steak tartar

 

world press review........................................................................(free, delivery available)

the perfect multi-vitamin supplement - forget about chalky tastes and brown poop, though, as the slick & contemporary features and regional tidbits fortify your intake

 

worldchanging......................................................................................(free, delivery available)

as a crockpot collection put together electronically using a network of hot-pot thinkers, this approach to techno-optimism in shelter, community, commerce, and design is green in both appearance and intent. their daily update can make even the bitterest palates look forward to the day when the prominent tagline "another world is here" becomes reality