Tag Archives: Food

The food politics conversation continues

TweetThis new film, What’s Organic about Organic?, continues the conversation about food politics, consumption, and the environment: I still haven’t been able to eat a factory farm raised chicken since Food Inc., which is, of course, a good thing. The challenge here is to be a vigilant consumer and an advocate for sustainable and healthy [...]
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Butch Bakery: It’s the camo that makes them manly

TweetVia Sociological Images, we bring you Butch Bakery. Text reads: Butch it up Buttercup, These ain’t your grandma’s cupcakes. Our objective is simple. We’re men. Men who like cupcakes. Not the frilly pink frosted sprinkles and unicorns kind of cupcakes. We make manly cupcakes. For manly men. With that kind of name (and located in [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Farm City

Tweet I’m still on my food politics book kick, this time thanks to Heather and her holiday gift. Thanks Heather! Novella Carpenter’s book, Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, is a definite departure from the more political books about food. Rather than focus on the broken system of industrial agriculture, she focuses on [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Eating Animals

Tweet For those who’ve been paying attention to my writing about food politics, I’ve slowly made my way through the concepts of eating locally, to volunteering on an organic farm, to self-canning and preserving. A lot of my changing politics around food have been motivated by books I’ve read on the topic. Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s [...]
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Last day of Food Desert Awareness Month

TweetToday is the last day of Food Desert Awareness Month, hosted by the National Center for Public Awareness. Food Desert defined: A food desert is a large geographic area with no or distant grocery stores. Often, food deserts have an imbalance of food choice, meaning more nearby fringe food such as fast food, convenience stores, [...]
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