Hello folks! Thank you so much for reading The Food Stand, a blog on food policy and science.
I can’t pinpoint the moment when I started getting interested in more than simply eating food. This past year, I started working in a neuroscience lab that examined individual differences in sweet preferences. As I try to understand how we are neurologically programmed to like certain types of food, I discovered the world of food policy. Sure, everyone knows about Fast Food Nation and understands that obesity is a growing problem for our nation, but the issues at hand are much more intricate than “make healthier choices.”
As I tried to find a comprehensive and up-to-date publication on food policy, though, I was surprised to discover a void in our massive communications network. And this realization gave rise to this blog on food policy and science. Food is not simply a fight against the individual. Much more about food needs to be understood in the political and scientific realms.
So please, read and leave comments!