Gigi Berardi reads one of her favorite stories in FoodWISE, “The raisin that wasn’t,” and discusses why and how we believe what we do. Problems arise when we believe that we know everything there is to know, but we are wrong. See also, Coronavirus skeptics, deniers: Why some of us stick to deadly beliefs, at:…
Gigi takes a break in reading FoodWISE to acknowledge her family—the most clever editors she know, then talks about a clever teaching strategy, using small-group tutorials, as described here, in the university: is small beautiful? She had experience with such when she attended the University of Sussex, and uses much the same in some of…
I read FoodWISE, on beliefs, and talks about universities opening in the fall, as here: opening up, cutting tuition
Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on how food is never “just food,” but truth is (“just truth”), and that’s what she hopes universities are speaking, re: fall classes, as here: dorms open, classes online image: Harvard
Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on food beliefs, and presents a debate on coronavirus spread: how is this virus spreading, after all.
Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, and suggests the framework for decision-making in the book—about food—extends to colleges and universities, see: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/education/a-covid-19-outbreak-on-uws-greek-row-hints-at-how-hard-it-may-be-to-open-colleges-this-fall/
Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, part 2: Our Personal World of Food and reflects on rising COVID cases. EducationWISE is FoodWISE is protecting and social distancing: COVID on the rise. NOT FoodWISE: Making a cottage industry out of a cottage industry (COVID pastoral chic)—David Beckham chic
Gigi Berardi reads about fierce food beliefs in Part 2 of FoodWISE (Gigi on FoodWISE), and talks about beliefs in farming, and mentions separating fact from fiction as we now are experiencing a surge in COVID, see here: COVID surge.
I read the beginning of the section on “Fierce Food Beliefs” in FoodWISE and ask us to take a serious look at organic. What’s the deal with organic? Good idea or bad idea? Biodynamics? See organic and Italy’s rich food heritage (in praise of heritage farming and biodiversity) and also: Italy says organic is all…
Great fun! In my reading of FoodWISE, I now start with Part 2—ideas on food choices.