Megan Moore

Megan is a yoga and kale-loving fatty currently in her second year of the Food Studies Graduate Program at NYU. She also blogs at Foodiecantfail.com

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Food Studies: The invisibility of modern hunger

A scene from Rock Center with Brian Williams.Food Studies features the voices of volunteer student bloggers from a variety of different food- and agriculture-related programs at universities around the world. You can explore the full series here. A couple pulls into a grocery store parking lot at exactly midnight on the first of the month. They are well-dressed and middle-class looking, but their faces are tense. The woman takes out her cell phone and dials a hotline that will report, in an automated voice, the total in their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) account. When they hear the voice say, “Your …

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Food Studies: Deconstructing Big Food

Photo: Krystian OlszanskiFood Studies features the voices of volunteer student bloggers from a variety of different food- and agriculture-related programs at universities around the world. You can explore the full series here. I’m in a food systems class this semester that is focused on the complex way that food moves from farm to plate (which in reality looks something more like from patented seed, to dirt treated with patented fertilizer, to harvesting by undocumented laborers, to processor, to manufacturer, to wholesaler, to a grocery store shelf with a paid stocking fee, to consumer, to plate). So far, our focus has …

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Food Studies: Rethinking obesity, from Chris Christie to Catherine of Siena

A food studies student reads about the "fasting girls" of Victorian times, and rethinks the contemporary debate over morality and diet.

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