Meating Expectations:  Challenges of Meat Production and a Growing Population

Meating Expectations: Challenges of Meat Production and a Growing Population

As the human population grows, the task of producing enough food for everyone becomes increasingly difficult; by 2050 we will need to produce enough food for 2 million more people. To meet current food demands, an industrialized agricultural system has…

Nature of the Beast

Nature of the Beast

I’ve always been a glutton; there’s no denying that. I’ve always licked my plate clean, not out of obligation to use what I’ve been given, but to bring about a bliss that only eating can elicit. While I tear through…

Old Habits Out and New Habits In:  The New Way to Waste Food

Old Habits Out and New Habits In: The New Way to Waste Food

Throughout my life I have had my fair share of wasteful habits. I have thrown food out because I thought it looked funky, to simply being too full and not wanting to eat another bite. In the moment, I…

Precision Agriculture:  Feeding the Future

Precision Agriculture: Feeding the Future

Agriculture has faced its fair share of adversity. In the 1930’s and 40’s, it was the dust bowl. The 1980’s Farm Crisis was a byproduct of overproduction, poor investments, and bad decisions made during the boom years of the late…

Out of the Water and Onto Our Plates:  Combating Asian Carp Invasion with Cutlery

Out of the Water and Onto Our Plates: Combating Asian Carp Invasion with Cutlery

A Flying Fish Frenzy Fishing trips in the Midwest are typically associated with tranquil waters and relaxing, daylong excursions. But more and more often, horror stories are being told about unsuspecting boaters and fishermen who have been…

Insects: It’s what’s for Dinner?

Insects: It’s what’s for Dinner?

Christine Carson is a senior in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Soil Resource Management at the University of Missouri. Upon graduation in May of 2015, she plans to attend Kansas State University, where she will study soil microbiology in…

Leather Yoghurt: Suspicion of Exotic Food and the Chinese Government’s Crisis of Faith

Leather Yoghurt: Suspicion of Exotic Food and the Chinese Government’s Crisis of Faith

Yoghurt is a popular exotic food in China, especially among young Chinese girls who want to lose weight because they think yoghurt is healthy and contains relatively low calories.

Effects of McDonalds on Younger Chinese Generation’s Lives

Effects of McDonalds on Younger Chinese Generation’s Lives

In 1990, when McDonalds was first introduced to China, fast food restaurants from western countries were not widely accepted in China. In fact, many Chinese had never heard about the typical menu such as French fries and hamburgers that were offered in fast food restaurants.

The Legend Behind Zongzi

The Legend Behind Zongzi

Zongzi, a traditional Chinese food, is made of sticky rice stuffed with special fillings and wrapped up in Argy-wormwood leaves.

Putting the Pulp in Pulp Fiction

Putting the Pulp in Pulp Fiction

Dominated by brilliant dialogue, violence, and subtle criticisms of American culture, the Best Original Screenplay-winning film Pulp Fiction intertwined food to further each of these critical plot threads.