Tag: farming

Review: Farms to Incubators

foodanthro , June 14th, 2022


Wu, Amy (2021) Farms to Incubators. Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food is Grown. Fresno, California: Craven Street Books. Ellen Messer (Tufts University) This book, like the docum…


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Review: To Boldly Grow

foodanthro , June 3rd, 2022


Haspel, Tamar (2022) To Boldly Grow. Finding Joy, Adventure, and Dinner in Your Own Backyard. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons. 231 pp. Ellen Messer (Tufts University) How many…


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Review: Freedom Farmers

dsutton20 , April 19th, 2021


Monica M. White. Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement. University of North Carolina Press, 2018. ISBN # 9781469643694. xviii+ 189 pp Joan Gross (Oregon State…


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Farmer Talk

Chelsea Horton , January 13th, 2021


Facing language problems in Peru’s new coffee economy During a recent trip to the Andean-Amazonian foothills of Southern Peru, I hiked out to a remote corner of the…


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Iowa’s Grapes of Wrath: Preserving Land for Food Production in the U.S.

foodanthro , December 17th, 2020


Paul Durrenberger In Grapes of Wrath American writer John Steinbeck told the disheartening story of defeated farmers in 1939 Oklahoma. A bulldozer demolishes a shanty as the family…


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Ep# 68“Landing on the Earth”: Ashley Carruthers on Organic Farming and Cycling in Vietnam

The Familiar Strange , November 29th, 2020


The Familiar Strange · #68:Landing On The Earth; Ashley Carruthers On Organic Farming And Cycling In Vietnam This week, we bring you an interview with Dr. Ashley Carruthers….


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Review: Organic Food, Farming and Culture

dsutton20 , July 10th, 2019


Chrzan, Janet and Jacqueline A. Ricotta, eds. Organic Food, Farming and Culture. An Introduction. Bloomsbury Academic. 2019. 332 pp. ISBN 1350027839, 9781350027831 Ellen Messer, Ph.D. (Friedman Schoo…


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Review/Interview: Food and Animal Welfare

dsutton20 , July 5th, 2019


  Food and Animal Welfare Henry Buller and Emma Roe. Contemporary Food Series, Bloomsbury Academic, London. 2018. ISBN 9780857855787 Sharyn Jones (Northern Kentucky University) Most people in Western…


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Review: GMOs Decoded

dsutton20 , May 18th, 2019


Krimsky, Sheldon. (2019) GMOs Decoded. A Skeptic’s View of Genetically Modified Foods. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. 161 pp. + 9 pp. References Cited. Forward by Marion Nestle. ISBN…


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The Time Travelers: Ambiguous Returns

colinhoag , February 7th, 2019


By Elaine Gan, New York University §  H. G. Wells’ 1895 novel introduced us to a modernist conception of a time machine, a humanmade device that renders time…


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Decolonising Environmentalism #WhoseGreen?

Elaine Forde , January 18th, 2019


Urgency and Transition Environmentalism is rhetorically framed as a “Good Thing”, unquestionably. Being environmentally friendly is, as it were, a no-brainer. Anthropologists have shown many times how…


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What FoodAnthropology Is Reading Now, July 12, 2018

foodanthro , July 12th, 2018


David Beriss A brief digest of food and nutrition-related items that caught our attention recently. Got items you think we should include? Send links and brief descriptions to…


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Thesis Review: Placing the Apple

kgraf , February 12th, 2018


Please note: I am soliciting reviews of recent dissertations in the Anthropology of Food. So if you have written a recent thesis or would like to review one, you…


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The Artisanal Economies Project, entry # 2: The Peacefield Farms interview

Grant , April 28th, 2017


This is a clip of an interview of Kaelin Vernon of “Peacefield Farms” with Sam Ford, Grant McCracken and Josh Poling acting as interviewers. The interview was conducted…


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Culinary Catalysts and Scientific Shifts: Peruvian Quinoa in the Age of Genetics and Gastronomy

Nina Oria-Loureiro , April 19th, 2017


Chef Maguiña with Adam Gamwell. Property of Adam Gamwell. This episode of This Anthropological Life presents a little differently from our normal episodes. The Society for Applied Anthropology…


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Culinary Catalysts and Scientific Shifts: Peruvian Quinoa in the Age of Genetics and Gastronomy

Nina Oria-Loureiro , April 19th, 2017


Chef Maguiña with Adam Gamwell. Property of Adam Gamwell. This episode of This Anthropological Life presents a little differently from our normal episodes. The Society for Applied Anthropology…


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Lentil Underground

dsutton20 , February 5th, 2016


  Ellen Messer Tufts University Carlisle, Liz. Lentil Underground. Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America. NY: Gotham Books, 2015. Lentil Underground is a book that…


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