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Date Issued:
2015-04-10
Abstract/Description:
Gentrification, while beneficial to some, can damage the lives of both lower income people and ethnic minorities. This paper aims to discuss the failures of the organic food movement, the use of health food as a status symbol, and the damage that is done by a “reimagining” of indigenous or traditional foods. It focuses on gentrification and food and examines USDA prices over the years, income levels, and the effect of chains like Whole Foods and pricey comfort food restaurants like Harlem’s Red Rooster, in an attempt to reveal the tendency toward tone-deafness in the organic food industry. It also aims to bring to light more effective ways to both honor the many cultures in America, and facilitate better and more affordable food for all.
Title: Food Gentrification.
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Name(s): Faith Bennett, Presenter
Dr. Rebecca Reeder, Faculty Mentor
FSCJ, college
Type of Resource: moving image
Genre: Presentation
Issuance: single unit
Date Created: 2015-04-10
Date Issued: 2015-04-10
Publisher: Florida State College at Jacksonville
Place of Publication: Jacksonville, FL
Physical Form: moving image
Extent: 16 minutes
Language(s): English
eng
Abstract/Description: Gentrification, while beneficial to some, can damage the lives of both lower income people and ethnic minorities. This paper aims to discuss the failures of the organic food movement, the use of health food as a status symbol, and the damage that is done by a “reimagining” of indigenous or traditional foods. It focuses on gentrification and food and examines USDA prices over the years, income levels, and the effect of chains like Whole Foods and pricey comfort food restaurants like Harlem’s Red Rooster, in an attempt to reveal the tendency toward tone-deafness in the organic food industry. It also aims to bring to light more effective ways to both honor the many cultures in America, and facilitate better and more affordable food for all.
Identifier: 2015StudentPresentation07FoodGentrification (IID), fscj:26728 (fedora)
Note(s): Gentrification, while beneficial to some, can damage the lives of both lower income people and ethnic minorities. This paper aims to discuss the failures of the organic food movement, the use of health food as a status symbol, and the damage that is done by a “reimagining” of indigenous or traditional foods. It focuses on gentrification and food and examines USDA prices over the years, income levels, and the effect of chains like Whole Foods and pricey comfort food restaurants like Harlem’s Red Rooster, in an attempt to reveal the tendency toward tone-deafness in the organic food industry. It also aims to bring to light more effective ways to both honor the many cultures in America, and facilitate better and more affordable food for all.
Subject(s): Gentrification
Food
Whole Foods
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fscj/fd/2015StudentPresentation07FoodGentrification
Use and Reproduction: free to use
Host Institution: FSCJ