Journalists for Transparency, a collective of journalists and storytellers that seeks to explore issues of transparency and corruption around the globe, investigate food safety and security in their debut publication, SPOILED: Corruption from Farm to Table. SPOILED features nine articles from across the globe.
In this issue, we feature stories focused around a global common denominator: Food. In nine countries on five continents, our team of reporters found numerous instances in which food and the circumstances surrounding its cultivation, sale and distribution has been tainted by corruption.
This corruption has left people sick, hungry and distrusting. Collectively, these stories paint a picture of an increasingly complex global food system, where the scale necessary to provide enough food for consumers leaves room for corruption to seep into the supply.