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The Advantages and Cultural Value of Entomophagy, the Consumption of Insects
Imagine sitting down to the dinner table and being served a bowl of thick, slimy larvae. It's enough to make most Americans' stomachs turn. But in other countries that same meal makes people's mouths water. Entomophagy—the consumption of insects—has been around for thousands of years in some cultures. Today, it is estimated...
Medieval Bakers: A Portrayal of the Medieval Ages
Medieval Bakers: a Portrayal of the Dark Ages It seems almost like a fashionable trend nowadays to open a bakery, more of a novelty than a necessity. Take a look at the popular, widespread Panera Bread. Walk into any of the 2,000 chain cafes in the U.S, and you will see the same enticing pastries, artisan breads, and cooki...
A Discussion on the Issue of Global Food and Water Shortage
Global Food and Water Shortage There are over seven billion people in the world. In contrast, a mere billion people were alive in 1800, which is a 600% growth in population over the last 200 years. However, while farmland has grown in an attempt to provide for the global food need it has not been enough, oceans are also be...
The Abyss of Pesticides and Genetically Modified Organisms
The Abyss of Pesticides and Genetically Modified Organisms Food: the centre of our lives, a means of survival, and a way of getting together and having a swell time. However, over 80% of the world’s food is genetically modified, altered at the genetic level which produces effects not normally natural. For instance, modif...
The Issue of the Usage of Antibiotics in Food Production: Economic Preservation or Possible Epidemic?
Antibiotics in Food Production: Economic Preservation or Possible Epidemic? The production of food across the United states involves a variety of therapeutic and non-therapeutic antibiotic drug use in order to reduce costs of production by eliminating the possibility of disease and improve overall animal growth. Accordin...
The Importance of Sugar in Human History in the Book Bittersweet: The Story of Sugar by Peter Macinnis
The Sweetness Of History Sugar is a part of life which people often take for granted. However, like most things that have been woven into the fabric of society, sugar has a surprisingly complex history. Through the centuries, sugar has been a force in religious and political conflict, economic exchange, and cultural shifts...
A Study of the Cost of Apples in Relation from Their Point of Origin
Introduction What I am doing for this project is finding out the cost of apples from different places and comparing it to how many miles they have to travel to get to our grocery store and also comparing the prices of the apples from these different places to each other. I want to see if the distance from which the apples...
The Role and Importance of Migrant Farm Workers on the Production of Healthy Foods in America
Final Reflective Essay Migrant farm workers harvest the majority of fruits and vegetables in the United States. With the plentitude of these products Americans including myself have been able to become more health conscious. Our consumption of these products has increased at heavily increasing rates. The eating habits of...
A Study on the Chick-fil-A Culture of Workers and Customers to See What Different Elements Make These Cultures Special
There are many fast food restaurants that offer various service, food, and incentives to come to their restaurant. In 1967, Chick-fil-A was born. For my ethnography project, I chose to study the Chick-fil-A culture of workers and customers to see what different elements make these cultures so special and unique. From the e...
An Analysis and Clarification of the Myths Surrounding Organic Farming
An Even Deeper Look into Organic Farming Christie Wilcox criticizes and clarifies the myths of organic farming in her article “Mythbusting 101: Organic Farming>Conventional Farming.” Her article makes three main points and each one of her points outlines a myth about organic farming. Although the article is made to clarify...