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She’s been an ingénue of the dairy aisle since 1921, when a well-placed ad campaign ingrained her laughing muzzle and sassy earrings all over our collective imagination, synonymous with the wholesome protein-packed cheesy goodness of childhood. Until September 7, 2016, when her “healthy” status was toppled, once and for all. … More
In 2015, Rob Rhinehart, 26, software engineer and founder of the startup company Soylent, have been nominated by Inc. Magazine in their 2015 “best and brightest young entrepreneurs” list. Since 2013, his company markets Soylent, a beverage in the form of a powder to be mixed with water, and intended … More
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Food 2.0 LAB – Research Projects
The growth of digital technology in our everyday lives (smartphones, apps, blogs, social networks, the internet of things) and the flood of data that comes with it, are having a major impact and are changing the way we eat without us necessarily even realizing it.
Recent discoveries in genetics have both challenged how we understand nutrition and changed our perception of different food cultures. They even challenge the idea of health itself…
The Taste of Coffee: health, sociability and cultures of consumption amongst the new middle classes of South Korea, China and Japan
The recent rapid growth in coffee consumption in Asia (especially in China and South Korea) is evidence of the profound changes taking place in Asian societies that are faced with the globalisation of the economy, of medicine, of representations of the body, and of lifestyle in general.
“Food culture” has become a key notion in the European social sciences since the beginning of the 2000s. While anthropologists and sociologists consider food as a “total social fact” (Mauss), historians have broadened the term by connecting it to an accumulation of layers and ruptures in history and geographers have … More
In this gustatory tour of human history, John S. Allen demonstrates that the everyday activity of eating offers deep insights into human beings’ biological and cultural heritage. We humans eat a wide array of plants and animals, but unlike other omnivores we eat with our minds as much as our … More