Author Archives: Ryan
During this past month, I’ve been exposed to a lot of disturbing pieces of food production. Most of these pieces involved the factory farm system. When people talked about how animals were mistreated, I was rather apathetic. I used … Continue reading
In February 1906, journalist Upton Sinclair’s novel, The Jungle hit the shelves. The fictionalized account of the meatpacking industry was massively successful, and citizens of the United States demanded higher quality food. Soon, the Food and Drug Administration was founded, … Continue reading
As someone who ate Taco Bell last night, it’s pretty gross when a restaurant has to assure its customers that its food perfectly safe to eat. In other news, the FDA just rejected the Corn Refiners Association’s request to rename … Continue reading
Growing up, my house was rarely stocked with snack food. It wasn’t because my parents didn’t approve of it; they bought it all the time. We just ate it rather quickly. My sister and I made our school lunches each … Continue reading
In one of his TED videos, author Malcom Gladwell discusses the influence psychophysicist Howard Moskowitz had over the food industry. He is most known for his involvement in market research for the Campbell soup company in their effort to improve … Continue reading
I often find myself assuming that people all over the world face the same issues, regardless of their location. Of course, I understand this isn’t the case at all. Still, after watching The Hunters, a documentary about members of the Jul’Hoansi … Continue reading
Here’s a link to the Hayes Valley Farm. It’s an interesting attempt to reconnect city dwellers with the fundamentals of food production.