Word Salad Challenge: Answer Key

Did you take the Word Salad Challenge quiz in the latest issue of Gastronomica? Check your answers with the answer key.

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A taste of the next Gastronomica/SOAS Lecture: “Let Them Eat Stuffed Peppers”

David E. Sutton

Since 2014, Gastronomica has partnered with University of London’s SOAS Food Studies Centre to co-sponsor a Distinguished Lecture Series for leading scholars, students, journalists, practitioners and members of the public to engage in critical conversations about the nature of food. In advance of the next event on March 16th, UC Press author and distinguished anthropologist David E. Sutton gives readers a taste of his upcoming lecture, “‘Let Them Eat Stuffed Peppers’: An Argument of Images on the role of Food in Understanding Neoliberal Austerity in Greece.”

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Banking on Wild Relatives to Feed the World

Maywa Montenegro

Crop wild relatives, the progenitors and kin of domesticated crop species, promise breeders a potent weapon against climate change. Having evolved outside the pampered environs of farms, wild relatives tend to be more rugged to survive temperature, salt, floods, and drought—all the extremes characteristic of a warming planet. But who will benefit from re-wilded crops? What kinds of agricultural systems will they tend to support? And can wild relatives be protected before they are lost under pavement, desertification, and expanding industrial farms?

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