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But I would walk 500 miles. And I would walk 500 more. Just to . . . walk off a sugary soda? *

Interesting new study and infographic showing a) how far one would have to walk to walk off a 20 oz sugary soda and b) how making this information readily accessible to consumers changed behavior: 20 more words

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Are you Happy to Eat 'Edible Food-like Substances'?

Food just isn’t what it used to be. Back in the old days, you could buy food from the corner shop, or you’d grow it yourself. 677 more words


Trick or Treat: What Does Your Halloween Candy Say About You?

A helpful overview from GreenAmerica of some political dimensions of simple market choices like Halloween candy. More information on labor practices in the chocolate industry is compiled by… 20 more words

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us against them (food politics)

Have you heard the name Monsanto? Perhaps, DuPont or Syngento? For some, they are dirty words that belong to international conglomerates that are threatening to corrupt the world’s relationship with food. 378 more words


The complex calculus of food-label claims

On Monday, Perdue Farms announced that it had agreed to stop using the phrase “humanely raised” on labels for its Harvestland chicken products. In return, the Humane Society of the United States agreed to drop two lawsuits against the company. 519 more words


Culinary discourse

While fundamental to human survival, food and eating are cultural constructions.  People utilize food to express discourses about a society’s cultural and social universe.

Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you what you are. 86 more words


CFP: Trusting the hand that feeds you

Conference of possible interest to readers of this blog:

The interdisciplinary research group Social & Cultural Food Studies (FOST) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel invites papers and panel proposals for its 2015 conference,  53 more words