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 Anthropology of Food
Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 20:15 (08:15 PM) CDT, day 090 of 2015
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Sicilian ice-cream in a bread bun. A good solution to a local problem: the Mediterranean heat quickly melts the ice-cream, which is absorbed by the bread.
"Palermo, Sicily
A Fistful of Rice.
A Fistfull of Rice
Claire Kathleen Roufs eating first food at 5 months.
Claire Kathleen Roufs
Eating rat.
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Desert People, boy eating "grub worm"
Desert People

Nutrition Labels

for GM Labeling see Genetically Modified Foods

see also


In the news . . .

Nutrition label from a package of Austin animal crackers.

Highlights from the proposed updates to the US nutritional label

  • Calorie content given in bigger font
  • Serving size more realistic. A pint of ice cream goes from four servings to two
  • Items that could be consumed in one sitting, such as a 20oz (0.56l) soft drink, must give nutrition for both suggested serving sizes and total package size
  • Potassium and Vitamin D levels listed

Just Label It

Nutrition label.

Nutrition label from a package of Austin animal crackers.

Nutrition label from a package of Austin animal crackers


  • Simon, Michele. Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health, and How to Fight Back. NY: Nation/Avalon Publishing Co., 2006.

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