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2018 Public Scholars blog

  • Finding our voice
    Posted on January 22, 2019 | By Laura Shine
    As a society, if we wish for more justice and fairer representation, it is our responsibility, collectively, to demand more of our media, and to contribute what we can to achieve a more balanced outlook. Read more
  • Sensing edibility
    Posted on November 27, 2018 | By Laura Shine
    Salty jujubes? Horsemeat balls? Baby formula? Mystery powders and drops? Read more
  • Disgust, part 2: It's us vs. them
    Posted on October 2, 2018 | By Laura Shine
    Food is a means of communication, and one that says much more than it seems on the surface. Read more
  • Disgust, part 1: Let's get physical
    Posted on July 24, 2018 | By Laura Shine
    What did you have for breakfast? Cereal with milk? Toast and coffee? A fried egg? Likely not seasoned, sautéed beetle larvae. Read more
  • Eating outside the box
    Posted on May 22, 2018 | By Laura Shine
    Why do we decide that some plants are fit for the plate while others head straight to the compost pile? Can we rethink and expand some of the strict rules we create to define edibility? Read more
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