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Vegetable Medicine

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.

CFP: Panel on Food Systems Across Scales at the Urban ARC next January

Possibly of interest to some of our subscribers.
Call for Abstracts
Panel on Food Systems Across Scales
Urban ARC 2019
Bangalore, India 10th-12th January 2019

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.

Re: Teaching Emotionally Healthy Eating

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.