Six cherubs carry a red bottle of "A purely vegetable medicine" over a globe inscribed with the words, "Joy to the World / Perry Davis' Vegetable Pain Killer" and its origin, Providence, Rhode Island. "Perry Davis's opium elixir," Eastern Carolina University Digital Library. See Christina Hanganu-Bresch's related essay, "What Should I Not Eat? Cleansing Foods" in H-Nutrition's "What Should I Eat? Why?" series.
A network for those interested in the history of nutrition and related fields. This network is intended for the growing number of scholars, teachers, documentary filmmakers, and museum and library professionals engaged with the history of nutrition in any time period or region.
Google Images snapshot of "detox + cleanse" search results, August 2018. See Christina Hanganu-Bresch's related essay, "What Should I Not Eat? Cleansing Foods" in H-Nutrition's "What Should I Eat? Why?" series.
Classical formulations of food systems research hinge on the agrarian question. Newer, specifically urban framings of the food question swings between a focus on urban agriculture or more distribution and consumption oriented concerns.
Clearly there are high emotions on all sides of this debate, such as this example from a white baby boomer who wrote an impassioned defense of mayonaise: https://www.phillymag.com/articles/2018/08/11/mayonnaise-industry-millen... . I think she is trying to buff her indignation with humor, but it doesn't quite work for me. In addition, I was surprised she focused so much on culture and identity and so little on health or nutrition.