Wherein I would like to discuss the West, fad diets, bourgeois ethics of eating, vegans, ecotarians, body image, marketing, obesity, eating disorders, diabetes and all that stuff, food as culture. But obviously for now I don’t.
Food as ethics
See ethical consumption.
Food as fashion
The “It’s really complicated and sad” theory of obesity is a response to the A Chemical Hunger essay series, which more or less argues for a pollution-based See, e.g. A Chemical Hunger – Part III: Environmental Contaminants. Seth Roberts’ Roberts (2005) “set point” theory of appetite probably also deserves a mention here. Although his legacy is complicated by his dying of some kind of heart failure.
Do we naturally like eating so much cheese or it is an action by the Deep Dish State? See Cheese: A Brief History and the Origins of Why Americans Can’t Get Enough
Gamification: Glucose spike analytics.
Food as nootropic
The tragic morality fable, Seth Roberts’ Final Column: Butter Makes Me Smarter, the quantified self morality tale.
Food for general wellbeing
I guess tooth brushing should go here
Stannous fluoride is apparently better for your teeth I imagine quantities also become important.