Aaron Lee

Aaron Lee is a staff writer at Grit Daily. An activist, a foodie, and an author, he does a little bit of everything. Based in Milwaukee, Aaron is in a prime culinary epicenter, where the best and the brightest come to shine. Also a master of small space cooking, he once cooked a 14 pound turkey in a college dorm room.

Amazon Invests in Deliveroo

A visitor arrives at your door; they smile, and hand you a package with Pad Thai and chicken. You ordered from your favorite meal delivery service, and you know that dinner will be easy tonight; just plop it on plate, and enjoy it while watching something on Amazon Prime Instant Video. You take the box into the kitchen, pop open the laminated chipboard and get the food onto a plate. That is when you notice it. On the takeout box you’re about to junk, the tagline we are all familiar with:...

Stoli Vodka Tilts Social Media Spend Towards Instagram: Is This The Future for Ads?

You hear the familiar buzz as your phone shares an impatient notification with you. The source? Stoli Vodka has followed you on Instagram. This is the way of the future — or at least that’s the current thinking at Stoli. The vodka company’s senior brand manager, Lauren Longenecker, shared that 20% of its  advertising budget will be dedicated to social media ads in 2019, doubling its spending from the previous year. And it represents a shift among food and beverage companies,...

Is CRISPR really the answer to feeding the world?

Two tomatoes plants sit in a field. They ripen together, they are watered together, they are sprayed with the same amount of pesticide, and grow to roughly the same size. They are plucked, packaged and shipped across thousands of miles, and you pick them up for tonight’s spaghetti and meatballs. But when you get home, and you taste the tomatoes, they are different. One tastes like your average store bought crap tomato: Bland, darkish pink or orange, and not really very satisfying, more...

These Innovative Projects are Changing the Urban Agriculture Landscape

The Earth is warming. The ice caps are melting. We, as a race and as a society are quite simply running out of time, and it’s easily foreseeable that the warming the earth is experiencing could lead to all-out Armageddon within my lifetime. But even as science has accepted these facts as they come, we as a global community, as stewards of the planet we call home, have yet to even begin the drastic changes vital to the long term survival of our species. In my city, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,...

Eggs, Meat and Sugar: Cuban Rationing Tightens, People Suffer

How much meat do you eat in a year? How many eggs do you eat a year? How much rice? How much sugar? If you’re the “average” American, those questions have answers that would leave even the hungriest person satisfied. But if you live in Cuba, the answer is wildly different. A History of Hardship In 1960, the United States began a stranglehold embargo on the small island nation which receives 70% of its food through trade, dropping it into chaos. What was once available and easily obtainable...