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Interesting Views on the Western Diet 

I just finished reading Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food. Although this was for a school project, it was extremely interesting! It was all about healthy eating…right up my alley! 578 more words


The Botany of Desired Garments

“Honeybees favor the radial symmetry of daisies and clover and sunflowers, while bumblebees prefer the bilateral symmetry of orchids, peas, and foxgloves”

Michael Pollan
The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World… 80 more words


Fast Food that Ultimately Slows us Down

This essay will explore how primary discourses effect diet. How to eat is learned through primary discourses and social media. James Paul Gee explains that you have to learn about other discourses to fully understand your own, this is related to food when children leave the house and learn other ways of eating. 2,366 more words

Enero en la nieve / Snowed in January

No, no estoy en Buenos Aires muerta de calor (¡ojalá!). Después de la semana en Nueva York, nos vinimos por trabajo (no mío, de Mat) a Corning, un pueblito ínfimo, 400 kilómetros al noroeste. 899 more words

Libros / Books

Confused? Why is nutritional advice so contradictory?

Why in the world is nutritional and health advice so confusing and contradictory? How can best selling nutrition books – each with plenty of references – argue for such different things?I’ve outlined below a few of the main reasons we are all so confused about nutrition. 1,227 more words


Sugar, Sugar, Everywhere!

I’ve known for awhile that sugar is ubiquitous in modern day food. I’ve watched an eye-opening lecture from Dr. Robert Lustig on this topic ( 470 more words

Health & Fitness


Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation is a terrific book which everyone who is even remotely interested in cooking should read. Even if you are not interested in cooking, you should still read it. 333 more words