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Bio food as a regressively progressive phenomenon

Bio food as a regressively progressive phenomenon

Investigating bio food through people’s personal, bodily and everyday relation with it, I was able to understand as it exists in (daily) reality – as it really is – not just what people tell about it and what circulates about it in the discourse. This embodied,...

Biosociality: bodily shared sociality of bio food

Biosociality: bodily shared sociality of bio food

In my other blogs on bio food in Belgium, I have explored  bio food through people’s personal and bodily relation with it. I have dealt with how people bodily relate to and experience this food, how its sociocultural aspects (symbolic incorporation) have to be...

Self-control and the sustainable ethic of bio food

Self-control and the sustainable ethic of bio food

In the previous blog, I discussed two of bio food’s three most salient features associated with bio – its naturalness and health benefits. Now it remains to analyse its third characteristic and that is its ethicality.  Indeed, bio food is deemed ethical not only...

Bio food’s inherent value and the nature-culture division

Bio food’s inherent value and the nature-culture division

I argue that in bio food’s edible materiality lies its inherent value. Indeed, bio food consumers take a particular interest in this materiality (Roe 2006). Although ‘value’ is one of those abused terms, when basically anything can have a ‘value’, especially in...

Representation, food incorporation and embodied experience

Representation, food incorporation and embodied experience

Food incorporation, identification and classification are real processes, which engage our body as well as mind (self). They shape us, and give rise to experiences, which are bodily and lived. In the process of both symbolic and literal incorporation, actual food...

The sense of taste, taste, hunger, appetite, disgust and nausea

The sense of taste, taste, hunger, appetite, disgust and nausea

The sense of taste and taste have to be taken together in their differences in order to really understand the complexity of our bodily relation with food and see how culture, society, the self and the body are integrated. We cannot really understand and explain...

Human complex, ambiguous and uncertain relation with food

Human complex, ambiguous and uncertain relation with food

To understand today’s complexity of food and human complicated relation with food, we need to start from human nature concerning food, that is, biologically determined mechanisms, tendencies and behaviours which determine our relation with food. Only then we can...

Unwrapping packaged bio food

Unwrapping packaged bio food

Food deserves more attention than we tend to give it. It reminds us that we are embodied beings. We do not simply have bodies but, rather, we are bodies. This fact calls for a more personal approach to food. We should not try to analyse food as such simply...

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