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Smoothies as Talismans: The Allure of Superfoods and the Dangers of Nutritional Primitivism

Superfoods are everywhere these days. Once found only in niche health food shops, displays of “exotic” superfoods like açai from the Brazilian Amazon and maca from the Peruvian Andes now appear in supermarket chains, chemists, and convenience stores. One can hardly open a newspaper or magazine without coming across a list of the top superfoods […]

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UVM Food Systems Summit Keynote Q&A with Rachel Ankeny

Professor Rachel Ankeny, convener of the Food Values Research Group, will be a keynote speaker at the 2016 University of Vermont Food Systems Summit, June 14-15. The summit will explore the central question “What makes food good?” In advance of her keynote, Rachel spoke with the UVM Food Systems Initiative about multidisciplinary food studies, GMOs, food ethics, and […]

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Inaugural Food Values Research Group Seminar: Wednesday, 10 February, 2016

Announcing the Food Values Research Group Seminar Series This new seminar series presented by the Food Values Research Group aims to bring together researchers from diverse fields with an interest in food production and consumption. We are proud to present two presentations for our initial seminar: Nutritional Primitivism and Superfoods: Between Commodification and Critique Dr […]

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