Join @alyshia.galvez, professor at @thenewschool in the @newschoolfoodstudies department as she speaks about the ‘Domino Effect of Modern Corn’ | What’s so bad about efficiency? Producing the maximum amount of food is an obvious goal of a food system, but is efficiency the main goal? Should our food systems be judged mainly, or entirely by the amount of food they produce? That’s the idea behind a massive overhaul of the food system that links Mexico and the United States since the early 1990s, with nothing more important to that shared food system than corn. The idea that the US grows more corn per hectare was wielded as a weapon to undo Mexico’s millennial small scale corn farming tradition and shift to a model of food security in which the vast majority of corn would come from industrial farms in the Midwestern United States. This talk will examine the myriad of consequences, the line of dominoes that fell with this one decision, including the loss of milpa-based cuisine, the rise in diabetes, and the displacement of millions of farmers, at the same time that global foodies are eating more and better tacos than ever.
How the spirit of @kaan__tulum came into being: Our initial idea was to open a pop-up with a firewood stove in a hut, cook freshly-caught fish among friends or kill a turkey and cook it buried. The pop-up became a restaurant and the hut a small village where we learn to handle the fire between storms and live with people who speak Mayan language.
Ka'an Restaurant is inside the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve 20 meters from the Caribbean Sea in Quintana Roo, Mexico. @duranhugo#mexico#mexicanfood#maize#copenhagen#chefstable#popup
What an Amazing Summer it has been so far!! So many great memories with my Family & Friends!! Going to Maine was definitely the highlight of my Summer! I got to roam “leash free” for a whole week, go on many boat rides and play with my human cousins! It was an amazing vacay and I can’t wait to go back! #maine#belgrade#belgradelakes#summer#sunset
This morning has been spent with the small apprentices trying their best to lose me in 4 acres of maize maze. Such a great idea to make some money while growing a crop. I love it, and so lucky to have this down the road from us too. We love the cakes at @newhousefarmshop too