Tag: food security

“God, I miss fruit”: Student food insecurity on Australian campuses

foodanthro , April 25th, 2022

Produce, photo by David Beriss Jane Dyson, Craig Jeffrey, Gyorgy Scrinis and Sara Guest (The University of Melbourne) University and college food insecurity is a flourishing area of…


Do you know where your tea comes from?

foodanthro , October 11th, 2021

Ben Posner, MAT, MBA Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash Some mornings a cup of English Breakfast. Some afternoons a cup of Earl Grey. Most evenings a cup…


Centavitos Against Food Insecurity: Structural Violence, Charity, and Technical Fixes in Guatemala

Luisa Madrigal Marroquín , June 1st, 2021

On March 23rd, 2021, the 2020 yearly results for the “Gran Cruzada Nacional por la Desnutrición” (Great National Crusade for Malnutrition) were presented in a press conference held…


Cuban Food Security in a Time of COVID-19

Chelsea Horton , September 25th, 2020

The pandemic has created new opportunities and barriers to food access in Cuba’s two largest cities. Even before Cuba’s first case of COVID-19 was detected on March 11,…

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“La gente tiene que comer”: Food and COVID-19

foodanthro , May 13th, 2020

Lisa Grabinsky Oregon State University “La gente tiene que comer.” (“People have to eat”), my mother replied when I decided to study Nutrition and Food Science, believing that…


Green Shoots

Rebecca_Irons , April 14th, 2020

KATHARINE DOW ‘We’re in an incredibly unsettling period, globally, nationally. Can I allay some of my anxieties about what this means for me and my kids by buying…

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Messer’s Postings

foodanthro , September 17th, 2019

Ellen Messer, Ph.D. (Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Boston, MA) What’s new in food and nutrition research and policy in the world, the US,…


Review: Organic Sovereignties

dsutton20 , July 17th, 2019

Organic Sovereignties. Struggles over Farming in an Age of Free Trade. Guntra A. Aistara. University of Washington Press. 2018. ISBN: 9780295743110. Laura Kihlstrom (University of South Florida) Gunt…


Review: Eating Tomorrow

dsutton20 , July 17th, 2019

Wise, Tim (2019) Eating Tomorrow. Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food. New York: The New Press. ISBN 9781620974223 Ellen Messer, Ph.D. (Tufts University…


Review: The Unending Hunger

dsutton20 , April 16th, 2019

Carney, M. A. (2015). The Unending Hunger: Tracing Women and Food Insecurity Across Borders. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. ISBN: 978-0520285477 Rachael McCormick Universit…


Review: Food in Zones of Conflict

dsutton20 , September 15th, 2018

Food in Zones of Conflict: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives. Edited by Paul Collinson and Helen Macbeth. Berghahn Books. 2014. 252 pp. ISBN  978-1-78238-403-8 Jacquelyn Heuer (University of South Flor…


Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food, Second Edition

Gillian Crowther , June 13th, 2018

Feast on this! We have just published a gorgeous new edition of Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food, with a full-colour interior and a range of new…

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Col(Lab) on Food, Risk and Privilege

foodanthro , June 4th, 2018

by Annie Sheng, Cornell University We experience the world and our food with all our senses, so why not get tactile as we discuss risk and privilege in…


Postdoc Opportunity in Sustainability & Food Security

foodanthro , March 29th, 2018

We have received notification from Katarzyna Dembska, BCFN YES! Coordinator, of the latest edition of their postdoc program in sustainability and food security. This is clearly a great…


Where (You Might Think) There’s No Tienda

foodanthro , March 19th, 2018

This fourth installment of the series, “Latinx Foodways in North America,” introduces the work of Teresa Mares, Associate Professor in Anthropology at the University of Vermont. Mares&#821…


Food Insecurity and Chronic Malnutrition in Rural Indigenous Guatemala

atrubek , February 2nd, 2018

With the title, “Latinx Foodways in North America,” we aim to put the series in a more international perspective, inclusive of the United States, Caribbean, Mexico, Central America,…


JOB – SOAS, University of London

foodanthro , March 4th, 2017

A job search announcement that should be of interest to our readers. Note that the position is essentially at the rank of assistant professor and that food systems and…


Advancing Critical Food Systems Education through Service Learning

David Meek , May 29th, 2016

David Meek, Author In anthropology departments across the country, food systems courses are becoming increasingly prevalent. Their rapid growth makes sense, because there is significant overlap betwee…

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SfAA Report: Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of Food Insecurity

foodanthro , April 8th, 2016

Colin Thor West UNC Chapel Hill Anthropologists from around the world gathered last week at the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) Annual Meeting in Vancouver, B.C. Dr. Colin…


Public Anthropology

Edward J. Hedican , March 4th, 2016

To mark the publication of Public Anthropology: Engaging Social Issues in the Modern World, the author, Edward J. Hedican, provides us with a few thoughts on the impetus…

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Food Insecurity in a Globalized World: The Politics and Culture of Food Systems

A. Reese , February 29th, 2016

This conference, taking place at Middlebury College on March 4-6, will be live streamed and recorded. The conference schedule is posted below. More information can be found here: http://www.middlebury…


The Flint Water Disaster: A Perfect Storm of Downplaying, Denial, and Deceit

foodanthro , January 20th, 2016

Gregory V. Button Flint, Michigan, the city portrayed as the embodiment of a rust belt city abandoned by deindustrialization in Michael Moore’s allegorical documentary, Roger & Me, has…