What FoodAnthropology Is Reading Now: February 17 Edition

Hello FoodAnthro readers, here’s a selection of reads that intrigued us over the last week:

Though it began in January, I only recently discovered the site Grounded Women: Stories of Women Who Farm, a photo essay series that profiles–with excellent photos–stories of women in agriculture.

Bloomberg Business reported this week about mislabeling and adulteration in shredded cheeses: The Parmesan Cheese You Sprinkle on Your Penne Could Be Wood

A recent study by researchers at Cornell University suggests that a cluttered kitchen can contribute to overeating: A Cluttered Kitchen Can Nudge Us To Overeat, Study Finds

Kitchens are important in schools as well as at home. Civil Eats wrote about the critical lack of kitchen infrastructure that prevents many schools from introducing new, healthier meals: In the Case of School Lunch, Kitchens Might Be as Important as Ingredients

Caitlin Daniel, a doctoral candidate in sociology at Harvard, wrote an op-ed in the NY Times arguing that poor parents do not push their parents to try new foods because the cost of food waste is too high: A Hidden Cost to Giving Kids Their Vegetables

All Things Considered interviewed John Boyd Jr., the president of the National Black Farmers Association, about his work to promote and improve farming for African-American farmers. In the interview, he discusses the complicated relationship between African Americans and farming in the United States: Farmer John Boyd Jr. Wants African-Americans To Reconnect With Farming

The Southern Foodways Alliance published a great story (with an even better subtitle) about jell-o and modernity in Appalachian Kentucky: Electric Jell-O: Refrigeration Brought the Jiggle to Rural Appalachia

Since it’s politics season, FoodTank put out a list of 10 Food Policy Questions We Want Answered From the 2016 Presidential Candidates which was followed by six more questions from Mother Jones: 6 Things I Would Ask the Presidential Candidates about Food and Farming

Finally, to shift the spotlight from the United States, NPR reported on food shortages in Venezuela and the resulting push for urban gardens: Facing Severe Food Shortages, Venezuela Pushes Urban Gardens

As always, please email LaurenRMoore@uky.edu if you have a link you’d like to include in a future roundup.

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