Rachel Laudan

A Historian's Take on Food and Food Politics

Farming or Gardening? What’s the Difference?

On Sunday 16th April, the Austin American-Statesman, our local paper, featured a story on an ex-banker who has converted “what was once grass into farmland,” describing how on half an acre (half a football field) she has grown 195 types… Continue Reading →

When is an Easter Bunny not a Bunny? When It’s a Hare

Just before Easter, year after year, pictures of “bunnies” start cropping up on the web.The trouble is many, perhaps most of these images do not show bunnies (rabbits) but hares. Both rabbits and hares (sometimes called jack rabbits in the… Continue Reading →

I’m a Happy Food Waster

  Food waste is so often presented in moral terms. It’s bad, even a sin, to waste food. This is a terrible way to frame the issue. Waste versus non-waste is not bad versus good. ┬áIt’s a decision about what… Continue Reading →

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