Christine Folch

Category Archives: Food Studies

Geoengineering to Save Paraguay’s Forests, Past & Future

Geoengineering saved Paraguay’s Atlantic Forest in the 19th century. It can do it again in the 21st, in the face of massive soy-led deforestation. The example of Swiss naturalist Moises Bertoni shows the way.

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October 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

It’s not the sandwiches. Or: why David Brooks comes off like a jerk.

There’s a new article by David Brooks that’s ruffling feathers. It’s a quick read, but I’ll summarize it. tl;dr: “The _real_ reason for social inequality isn’t inequality in education, it’s … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Edible Education: a tasty way to transform public schools & farming, to boot.

With the smell of fresh rosemary and the clucking of chickens in the background, food experts Alice Waters and Joel Salatin shared their vision for eating well to the Kitchen … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

What we eat & why. The legacy of famous food scholar Sidney Mintz

Today’s post is excellent fodder for smart cocktail party conversations. The late Sidney Mintz, who taught anthropology at Johns Hopkins, was one of those academics who had a great answer … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · Leave a comment