Project #84290 - Discussion Boards from the book Food Matters: A Bedford Reader Spotlight

1. ECO-GASTRONOMIC MIRROR

Shapiro argues that the relationship between food and culture is "populated with colliding and contradictory narratives." What are some of these narratives, and how do they affect how we define food? Located at least two stories in other readings to support your answers. Use intext citations.

 

Answers to the discussion boards should be no less than 200 words each.

2. PICKLED LAMB'S TONGUES

Idov describes the ways "food has become a defining obession among a wide swath of the young and urbane."

 

Research "foodie culture" -- either locally or in another region of interest. What purpose does food culture serve for this particular constituency? What role does food play in their lives? In what ways to they treat food as a "serious cultural pursuit"?

 

Define their values and cultural identities by what you learn in your research to the story Idov tells.

 

Answers to the discussion boards should be no less than 200 words each.

3. TRUTH ABOUT FOOD

Watch this full length version of the documentary film, The Truth About Food by Fiona Bruce.

 

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/truth-about-food/

 

This documentary states that "simple change in diet can make all the difference to what keeps you healthy."

How does this impact how you defined the purpose of food in your life?

 

 

Skim through Schlosser and McCorkle's essays in Food Matters to help substantiate your claim. Use intext citations to cite information from the film and from the book.


Answers to the discussion boards should be no less than 200 words each.

 4. FOOD PLATE/ PYRAMID

Review Pollan's "rules" (p. 9 Food Matters).

How do they compare to the USDA's advice? What would he applaud in this advice? What might he question? Would he see this asd a good way to decide what to eat? What or Why not? Use intext citations to support your answer.

 

Answers to the discussion boards should be no less than 200 words each.

5. FOOD INC.

http://documentaryaddict.com/food_inc-2174-doc.html

 

This documentary states that "There is this deliberate veil, this curtain that has dropped between us and where our food is coming from. The industry doesn’t want you to know the truth about what you are eating because if you knew, you might not want to eat it." Barlett and Steele claim that Monsanto "profoundly influences -- and one day may control -- what we put on our tables" (p. 134 Food Matters).


What evidence is presented in Shiva's essay (p143 Food Matters) to support these claims above? What evidence could be used to complicate or argue against it?


Using the campus library resources, located two other sources that discuss the impact of Monsanto on food production to develop your response to these questions. Use textual evidence to support your responses. As always, using MLA format, include intext citation and works cited.

Answers to the discussion boards should be no less than 200 words each.

6. SOY IMPERALISM

Review Pollan's argument "in defense of food" (p. 9 Food Matters). What kinds of conclusions do you think he would draw about Monsanto? In what ways would be agree with Shiva and the farmers? Do you consider theirs a compelling argument? Why or why not? Be sure to cite your reasoning.

 

Answers to the discussion boards should be no less than 200 words each.

7. HEALTHIER FOOD OPTIONS

Obama argues that American companies are responding to consumer demands for healthier food options. How does she support this argument? Does she make an effective case? What, if any, evidence does she leave out that might be important to consider? Use examples from other readings and films we've covered thus far this term to support your answer. Be sure to use proper MLA citations.

 

Answers to the discussion boards should be no less than 200 words each.

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