What does it mean to be a "competent consumer?" If media literacy is the answer, then what is the question? Let's test our competent consumer skills by deconstructing the Thanksgiving edition of Trader Joe's Food Pilgrimager.
This week we delve into the ways in which new(er) media (re)present food and our relationships to food. What are their impact? What does it mean to build a better world through food media literacy?
To what extent does the push for individual accountability diminish the responsibility of Congress to hold food and beverage industries accountable for their manufacturing and marketing practices?
We continue our focus on ownership and authorship exploring the "profits and pandemics" associated with food and beverage industries. How is the relationship between corporation and consumer mediated?
This week we delve into the possibilities and pitfalls of industry-funded research and map the globalization of American fast food.
This week we will explore the epidemic of fast food coupled with fast media and explore their interplay.
This week we explore the paradox of healthy processed foods and review the guidelines for the Cookbook Analysis project.
We seek to operationally define "food media literacy" and look at some of the codes and conventions of food media (e.g., public relations, advertising, and satirical comedy)