Describe the project and some of the things you learned throughout. This project explored different food ethics and the ways humans think about eating. Eating is necessary to survival, but humans get the added experience of the omnivore's dilemma. We get to think about what we eat. The culture of the industrial food system has shaped most humans lives. We live with ease not thinking about where our food comes from and the impacts. This project brought us one step closer to our food and helped us to examine the ethic we want to represent through the action of eating.
How did the interdisciplinary nature of this project impact your learning? How did studying food in both classes impact your learning? Understanding the science behind food and the chemical makeup of food helped me to understand the important role it plays in our bodies and the way we process it. Thinking about food as an ethic and action helped me to identify how I want to live my life through eating. What are your main takeaways from studying food academically? How has your thinking about food changed from before? Studying food academically has allowed me to have a more personal connection with my food. I no longer make choices on food based on how good something tastes or how easy something is to eat, I think about the history of the food, the health of the food. I think about whether it is a byproduct of corn or if it traveled thousands of miles to get onto my plate.