Rachel Laudan

A Historian's Take on Food and Food Politics

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Grains

Mutable Maize

“You can give an overview of the history of corn,” said John T. Edge in his confident, persuasive voice, ignoring my demurral that in spite of lots of experience with corn in Mexico, I was an expert neither on corn… Continue Reading →

Cattle as Food Processors

A thought-provoking post from Jayson Lusk on the common and on-the-face-of-it plausible claim that grain-eating uses far fewer resources/much less energy than meat-eating. ┬áHis counter: I suspect only a very tiny fraction of the world’s caloric consumption comes from directly… Continue Reading →

World Food History: Six Food Histories I Found Essential

I love lists of good books, especially if they refrain from inflated claims about being the best books. There are so many good books out there, they are so diverse, that specifying any subset as best always seems just ridiculous…. Continue Reading →

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