Category Archives: Liam Hysjulien

What You Ought To Know

The Coming Crisis of Future Food Prices: “Food Interviews, Food Interviews, Food Interviews” By Liam Hysjulien In a new series, As It Ought To Be will be providing semimonthly updates on different topics ranging from literature to food policies. This … Continue reading

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The Coming Crisis of Op-Ed Food: What Class Says About Food (or the Poverty of Food Theory)

By Liam Hysjulien It’s hard to get behind any food movement (if they can even be categorized as such) these days.   While I tend to eat healthy—spending roughly a third of my income (which as a graduate student isn’t very … Continue reading

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The Coming Crisis of Global Food: Hunger, Crisis and the Canary in the Coalmine

By Liam Hysjulien In his seminal 1890 novel, Hunger, Knut Hamsun wrote, “I suffered no pain, my hunger had taken the edge off; instead I felt pleasantly empty, untouched by everything around me and happy to be unseen by all.” … Continue reading

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“What You Ought To Know”

The Coming Crisis of Weekly Food:  Hope and the Future of Food.    By Liam Hysjulien          Credit:  http://www.adamzyglis.com/cartoon723.html In a new series, As It Ought To Be will be providing semimonthly updates on different topics ranging from literature to … Continue reading

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The Coming Crisis of Global Food: High Costs, High Fats, and the Age of Globesity

By Liam Hysjulien I’d like to begin today’s essay by venturing forth into the not-so-distant future and mulling over this prediction:  by 2050, the global population could surpass 9 billion people.  As it currently stands, the world’s population is sitting … Continue reading

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The Coming Crisis of Western Food: Critical Theory, Social Problems, and Food

By Liam Hysjulien Credit: Bill Sanders http://www.wku.edu/library/onlinexh/sanders/pages/imagery/hunger_us.html The sociologist Pierre Bourdieu once wrote, “[a]‘social problem’ (juvenile delinquency, drugs, AIDS)…constituted as such by the fact that it is hotly disputed and fought over, passes lock, stock and barrel into science” (Bourdieu … Continue reading

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Practical Food for a Practical Future: A Review of Michael M. Bell’s “Farming For Us All.”

by Liam Hysjulien Last year Wes Jackson and Wendell Berry—two eminent figures within the environmental and sustainable agricultural movement—wrote that “our present ways of agriculture are not sustainable, and so our food supply is not sustainable.” If these authors’ predictions … Continue reading

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