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Edible Institute in NYC

This May in New York City, Edible Communities, a network of local food magazines across America, will host a 2-day event discussing and celebrating the local food movement.  Both days feature talks, panels, opportunities to explore the city and network. It’s interesting hearing about this after McMillan’s experience in New York. Through her story of […]

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Grocery and Produce 101

The first supermarkets was King Kullen, which opened in 1930. Though it did not become a nationwide brand like Kroger or A&P, it opened the doors to a new style of grocery shopping. Traditionally, one would go to the store and hand a list to the clerk, who would gather all your items for you. […]

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Walmart Pushes for Organic

I came across this article today that relates to our discussions on organic food as well as McMillian’s experiences as a Walmart employee. The article says that Walmart wants to start selling organic produce at the same price as conventional produce. For those who prefer organic fruits and vegetables but don’t normally buy it because of […]

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How to Save the Planet

I think rarely do we hear about food waste when it comes to sustainability. The reason for that is we don’t realize how much food we’re actually wasting. According to this video, we waste about $100,000,000,000 worth of food every year. That’s a massive amount of natural resource to be wasted. Those food waste caused […]

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Back to GMO’s

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/gmo-labeling_b_5120692.html?utm_hp_ref=food&ir=Food The attached Huffington Post article describes a recent bill trying to get companies to label products that contain GMO’s. While this has been a topic widely discussed in class, I though that this article was of particular interest due to the emphasis on certain aspects of the debate. The author of the article lists […]

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Volunteer Wrangling

1) If you managed to sign up for two shifts at food gatherers and would be willing to give up one of your shifts to someone else, post a message in the comments. 2) This week’s study guide will include the e-mail address of the Student Food Co. volunteer coordinator and the Campus Farm group–you […]

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Death on the Farm

This week I came across an interesting article that was the headline of Newsweek entitled “Death on the Farm.” I was intrigued when I read the line under the title: “farmers are a dying breed, in part because they’re killing themselves in record numbers.” This article looks at suicide rates on farms around the world […]

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 In “The American Way of Eating,” Barbara McMillan takes on many different roles in the food industry to gain a better understanding of these experiences. When talking about her work picking grapes, she bluntly says, “As a farmworker, I do not have the same rights that I have when I work in an office,” p27. […]

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Being from California, I am well aware of the water crisis. Whenever my family drives up north, we have to pass through farm country. This land houses a variety of production such as cow ranches, lemon and lime orchards, and fields of almost every berry. However, there were two common things throughout the drive—constant water […]

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Fast Food Nation was an interesting film, I had never heard of it before this class. The movie was quite familiar due to the scene about the Mexican immigrants illegally traveling to the United States. The high school student working at a fast food establishment, the marketing guru and the huge meat packaging company are […]

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