Monday, February 25th, 2013

I skinned a deer.

There, the title said it. I have been in closer contact with the meat I eat than most vegans or vegetarians have, but I still eat meat. And I’m here to talk about how I can be a proud female food activist and still eat meat, which is seemingly incongruous in some minds. For class […]

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Elites Going Back on the System?

As part of several student groups dealing with food on Tufts Campus, I found Peggy Barlett’s piece in American Anthropologist, “Campus Sustainable Food Projects: Critique and Engagement,” to be very interesting. She argues that campus food projects are powerful spaces to test ideas and ideals about alternative food systems. But something I’ve been grappling with […]

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Rockbridge County: Farmland or Food Desert?

  Food deserts have been the target of numerous urban farming initiatives. But city spaces are not the only ones that can be “food deserts,” as I learned over Thanksgiving break. When I was home for a couple days in November, my mom gave me an issue of the local newspaper she’d saved for me […]