Author Archives: Alec Evan Bellis

Contemplative Practices & Self-Reflection

My first reaction to the contemplative practices was distaste because I found them trivial. I still feel that way, though I do think they are premised upon a central point which I do find valuable. That premise is that it is valuable for one to imagine their own place within the larger industrial food network. I think that both the… Read more »

Nutritionism & Anti-Capitalism

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(Michael Pollan in Defense of Food) Michael Pollan creates a vibrant critique of the world food system that spans criticisms of inequity in valuation of trading good by countries of the Global North compared to that of the Global south, to analysis of Nutritionism and the intricate and interlocking ways that companies profit off of science, journalism, and the food… Read more »