Matlære is a blog about food, environment, ethics and politics. Here we publish our own and other peoples thoughts on how food is produced, distributed, sold and consumed.
We try to understand why it is so difficult to eat right.
Is cultural identity a luxury good or should it be a foundation for society? How does one balance the livelihoods of farmers while addressing the need to rethink what crops can be grown in California? Can modern agriculture contend with climate change?
Matlære readers - have you all seen and read the latest issue of Tvergastein?
While on fieldwork this summer, I was invited to attend a “foodshed mapping” on the White Earth Indian Reservation in Northwestern Minnesota. My research addresses Indigenous communities in the United States, and their work to regain control over their own food, economic structure, and health.
It is common knowledge in the US that the small family farm is dying. This is both due to a movement towards large-scale corporate agriculture and the fact that farmers are, simply put, getting old.
On the 31. March, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the second of three working group reports entitled, “Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.”
Hungry Planet: What the World Eats is a collection of photographs that provides a window into one of the most intimate things that we do: eat.
In a couple of weeks the Indian electorate will participate in what is sure to be the biggest exercise in universal franchise in world history,
One of the oldest food trends being rebranded as one of the “latest” food trends is eating nose to tail – a way of eating that utilizes every part of the animal in an effort to limit wastage and respect each part of the protein.