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Course Spotlight: US Food Policy and Culture

Do you want to understand why profound inequalities exist in our food systems and what we can do about it? Dr. Ellen Messer will be teaching US Food Policy and Culture during the Fall 2020 semester. This 4-credit course overviews the forces shaping U.S. food policies, cultural politics, diet, and nutrition situations in the twenty-first […]


Here’s another post in our series from Dr. Karen Metheny’s Anthropology of Food class, by Gastronomy student David Ginivisian.    SPAM.  When discussing canned meats, SPAM is arguably in a class by itself.  Introduced domestically in 1939 as a convenient and affordable food, it has risen to an unlikely iconic status. The recognizable cans stacked […]