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The Politics of Health in the U.S. South

Conference Announcement and Call-for-papers:

The Politics of Health in the U.S. South

March 17-18, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN

Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) initiative and the Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health, and Society… 517 more words

Dietary Guidelines: A Threat to The General Public

A great thing about a blog is you don’t have to spend an hour formatting a citation page that’s subject to academic scrutiny. You just….write! 443 more words

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How Unscientific are the Dietary Guidelines for Americans?

The other week The BMJ published an investigation into the scientific process underpinning the 2015 US Dietary Guidelines. These guidelines were first created back in 1980, and subsequently released every five years. 463 more words

Scoby Do–Kombucha vs the State

Scoby Do–My latest post on Beacon Reader is an interview with a local kombucha brewer who fell into a spot of bother with the local council.

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Reclaiming our place in the planet's ecology

It is a standing joke in my home that when dinner appears, whether it’s a curry or a quiche, someone has to ask “whose is it?” 1,942 more words

State Of The Culture

Kitchen-Counter-Culture reblogged this on Kitchen Counter Culture and commented:

Am reblogging a Call-to-Arms-I-mean-Forks piece by my good friend Vanessa. She looks deeply at the concepts of food security and food sovereignty contextualised in a world governed by the expediency of financial profit and control. The article is insightful though disturbing, and also sums up so much of why I write this blog: to get "creative about our shared liberation, and quietly or noisily rebel, in the kitchen, the garden, the hedgerows, the shops and in social gatherings.”

Comfort Food in Gaza: Macaroni Bechamel

Gaza is often in my mind as much as it is in the news, largely because I act as “mentor” to two brilliant young women, university students who participate in… 353 more words

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Nadia Wins Great British Bake Off 2015

Do you need a cathartic cry? Hooray for Nadia.  So many people so happy.

Here’s a timely and compelling Guardian “Comment is Free” piece: “Nadia Hussain has won so much more than the Great British Bake Off.   62 more words

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