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AnthroCurrents – November 14, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

Food

  • Anthropologist Elizabeth Bennett started Fruitcycle after visiting an orchard and seeing all the fruit left to rot on the ground. Her company takes fruit that would otherwise be wasted and turns it into apple chips.
  • Rhode Island Public Radio covered the Southern Seed Legacy Project and talked to its director, anthropologist James Veteto (and one of my former professors). The project supports and encourages seed saving to protect the diversity of heritage crops.

Medicine

Books

Last Words

  • Forbes posted the opinion piece Stop Talking About Culture. Alastair Dryburgh explains that to most people, “culture” seems like something too big to change. That perception might surprise anthropologists, who are accustomed to seeing change everywhere they look.

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