Food companies have the challenge of turning the unpalatable into the delectable and changing long-standing cultural norms about what we put into our mouths. It is possible to fill seven billion bellies with nutrient-rich foods; but we're going to have to embrace some unorthodox ingredients.
Why does Food Studies attract students? Does it actually contribute to their education as individuals and as citizens? I do think that Food Studies can help us become better shoppers, and hopefully achieve much more than that.
New York City has made national news with its sweeping sustainability strategy, PlaNYC; however, despite its ambition, PlaNYC does not address our broken food system, which has fueled the obesity epidemic.