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Born to Buy

This book was interesting as it discussed the effects of consumerism and materialism on children. I was surprise by many of the statistics provided in the book that show how this is only getting exponentially worse. While I was surprised … Continue reading

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Nickle and Dimed

This experiment reminded me of those documentaries on fast food and healthcare. Taking yourself out of your familiar, comfortable lifestyle and plunging into a low-wage lifestyle can me a humbling experience as well as open your eyes to what is … Continue reading

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Downtown America, Part 2

This second part of Downtown America began with the 1960s and worked its way to the 1990s. I thought Chapter 6: ‘The Hollow Prize?’ was the most interesting chapter in the section of the book. It is hard to accept … Continue reading

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Omnivore’s Dilemma, Part 2

In this reading, Michael Pollan explores the world of industrial organic and that of a local farm. Industrial organic poses many questions for me: How organic is it? What exactly is ‘organic’? Is ‘industrial organic’ a contradiction? Is it even … Continue reading

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Omnivore’s Dilemma, Part One

The first section of Omnivore’s Dilemma was concerned with the American food-production in which Pollan focuses on the industry of corn. I knew that corn had recently become the dominate food in our meals, but I hadn’t realized to what … Continue reading

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Bananas

This reading further emphasizes what Professor Moon says about capitalism; that it is “amoral”. The workers in these plantations were strategically placed in facilities that emphasized social barriers. The hierarchy of the workers reminded me of slavery in which there … Continue reading

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Chicken

Steve Striffler’s book about Chicken was shocking and enlightening. Having already watched Food, Inc., I was less surprised by the horrors of the industry that I probably would have been; but there is still an element of shock and revulsion … Continue reading

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Silent Spring

The excerpts from Silent Spring were very educational and interesting. She had a very poetic way of writing, her word choice was strong and pulled at the emotions and rightfully so. An example of this is when she comments that … Continue reading

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Foraging

The lecture tonight was very interesting and entertaining. I learned about what happens if you eat the wrong berry, I always assumed you would get incredibly sick and die. When she first mentioned that she was the guinea pig with … Continue reading

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School Lunches

It was interesting to learn about how school lunches came to be. It makes sense that the science of nutrition emerged, placing an importance on being healthy. This revolution made its way into the schools. During the Great Depression, the … Continue reading

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