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Food Literacy for All

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Food Literacy for All Poster

Food Literacy for All PosterTalk Description: In the early to mid-20th century, metabolism cages emerged as key experimental infrastructures in animal studies used to capture, control, and isolate the metabolic processes unfolding within a subject’s body. By placing new world animals (rodents, primates, humans) in the cage, precisely controlling their food and water intake, and monitoring and analyzing their biowaste, researchers can calculate the metabolic rate and develop a whole set of powerful knowledges about how bodies and environments interact. Drawing on key insights from critical race STS and animal studies, this lecture explores the racial history of metabolism cages as carceral and experimental technologies that became part of a broader scheme to establish metabolic dominance over multispecies life.

Food Literacy for All History: Launched in 2017, Food Literacy for All is a community-academic partnership course based at the University of Michigan. Structured as an evening lecture series, Food Literacy for All features different guest speakers each week to address challenges and opportunities of diverse food systems.

The course is free and open to the public. The 2022 course is virtual on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm EST.

Food Literacy 2022 Registration: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0TGY1FaMRMSW2VzuP2pPDQ


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