Food Politics

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Asian America Food Politics

Monday, October 14, 2013

In Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader (NYU Press, 2013), editor Robert Ku, associate professor of Asian and Asian American Studies at Binghamton University and author of Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA, and contributor Lok Siu, associate professor & coordinator of the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies program at UC Berkeley, share their scholarly take on the politics of Asian American food.

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The Food Police

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Jayson Lusk, food economist, professor of agricultural economics at Oklahoma State University and author of, The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto About the Politics of Your Plate, explains why soda bans and foodie trends such as locavorism don't make any economic sense, and why the industrialization of food production is actually a good thing.

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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Monday, March 12, 2012

Aaron Bobrow-Strain, professor of politics at Whitman College and now author of White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf, talks about his new book and what our choices of bread say about us and about our communities.

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