Carra Wall is conscious of the looks she gets when she uses her EBT card at the nearby Winn-Dixie. When she walks in the door with her five small children, she embodies every stereotype of a food stamp recipient.
It is only your second class of the day and you feel like you can’t go on. A nap is calling your name while the professor lectures you to stay awake. Why is it so hard to stay awake? Why is it so hard to focus? It could be that you stayed up too late studying for midterms, but it could also be what you are eating.
It’s hard to see the value in food when you walk past aisles and aisles of it. The overwhelming volume of boxed, canned and processed items strip food of its value. There is more than one reason that local farmer’s markets, community gardens, heirloom fruits and vegetables and seasonal foods have gained in popularity. Meeting your food in this way creates a connection. It adds value that is lost in the industrial, consumerist agricultural system.
Are chemicals a part of your daily diet?
By Katy Stang | email@example.com
I remember the day my mother came home furious, with my sister in tow. I had never seen her that mad, and after sending both my sister and me to our room, I found out why. My sister had been caught shoplifting. The manager at the supermarket had told my mom that if she had not been with my sister, she would have been arrested.
However, what piqued my interest was what she was caught trying to steal: ex-lax.
By Eliza Jordan I shook his hand and looked into his eyes. Deep, cloudy colors stared back at me. He smiled a simple smile and showed me how many teeth he had left. None were in the middle of his mouth. I…
By Gena Anderson | firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos by Phillip C. Sunkel IV
With extreme consideration for the manner in which I crafted each letter, I begin my list.
First came the basic things needed for everyday survival: cranberry juice, bread, eggs, cheese, rice, carrots, apples, soy yogurt, pasta, Ramen and tortillas.
By Cal Colgan | email@example.com
Photos by Phil Sunkel
Richard Villadoniga said the slow food movement has a saying.
“You know your lawyer. You know your doctor. You know your dentist. Why not know your farmer?”
By Tiffanie Reynolds | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Don Winkelmann doesn’t have the answer to world hunger, but his work has definitely brought the world closer to one.
In his presentation to students and faculty last Wednesday, he presents the issue of world hunger from an agricultural standpoint, one which he has worked on for the past thirty years.
By Kelly Gibbs | email@example.com
Nestled alongside Cathedral Place is the European Cake House, the newest edition to St. Augustine’s pastry scene.
Owner Ilona (aka Celia) Turtoczki’s shop includes desert inspiration from all over, featuring Napoleon, red velvet cake, cannoli and her self-proclaimed favorite: tiramisu.