Author Archives: Joseph E. Parish

The Honeys

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At the beginning of this course when we first learned about the action project we were going to do in the future, I was nervous because I didn’t know anyone in this class, and yet I would have to work with a group of them on what sounded like a pretty intense project. However, once we began working, the nerves… Read more »

Contemplating Chocolate

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Throughout our time in class, we have participated in numerous contemplative practices, enveloping the themes of industrialized food, living systems and interdependence, hunger, and more. However, the one that stood out to me the most was the practice involving the chocolate, and the lesson surrounding international trade and global inequities. What intrigued me the most about this contemplative practice was… Read more »

Growing Nutritionism

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Something that Michael Pollan talks about in his book In Defense of Food, and something that I feel we don’t discuss enough is nutritionism, and what that actually is. Nutritionism is really just breaking down food into the little ingredients that make it up, and what you’re actually get from your food, such as protein, fat, sugar, etc. I find… Read more »