Know Your Food with EcoGastronomy

October 31, 2012

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SavitKeawtavee

EcoGastronomy
is a word coined by the University of New Hampshire itself, just like
EcoGastronomy is a program available only at UNH. Break the word
“EcoGastronomy” down, and it basically means environmental eating. But what is
that? There are a thousand ways to interpret it, and most of them describe the
EcoGastronomy dual major.

Food is
an integral part of our life- we kind of need it. Why do people interact with
their food the way they do?  That’s one
of the focuses of EcoG. If the food we eat can cause pleasure or disgust, make
us healthy or introduce toxins into our bodies, why do some of us eat so
mindlessly? Our culture no longer allows us to easily know where our food is
coming from. What can we do to change this? EcoGastronomy explores these
questions and many more through active classroom time, assigned reading and
exploration. The program requires participation in the student’s choice of a
fantastic, food-focused study abroad, semester in Italy or France. As a dual
major, EcoG allows students from almost any major to add a new field of
interest into their lives and resumes and further their opportunities after
graduation. To learn more about the program, follow the link to EcoG’s website
and attend an information session:  http://www.unh.edu/ecogastronomy/

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