DVM 4330 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Sidney Mintz, Starch

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Articles: tasting food, tasting freedom: excursions into eating, power, and the past. Food is a significant source of expression in all cultures. Sidney minz explores the intricate relationships between food and human culture. As an anthropologist minz explains the relationship between power, tradition, and cultural meaning of food. How and what we eat, and with whom, reveal much about our desires and relationships. In the selected chapter of tasting, food, tasting freedom , Sidney mintz shows how our choices about food are shaped by the increasingly complex global economy. For example, minz looks at the consumption of sugar in western nations and reveals the history of the. Coca-cola, in present day an international beverage available almost everywhere around the globe. Cola became a global beverage of choice because of world war ii. The inclusion of sugars in diets and its consumption seems to have a moral issue.

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