For this assignment, you will again use participant observation to understand and analyze the connections between what we consume and the geographic processes that shape our consumption habits
Use this chart to answer the following questions in an essay format (the chart should be included in your submission):
The first half of the essay should address these question:
1. What are the food items you consume on a regular basis and why (taste, ease of access, health reasons, social pressure)? Identify one class concept/theme from the food geographies readings to discuss, how broader social or economic processed have shaped your daily food habits.
2. Reflect on which of your meals are communal meals, i.e. meals eaten with friends or family? And which of your meals are individually consumed? Is there a difference in the nutrition value between communal and individual meals? Draw on one class concept from any of the class readings, to analyze how your eating habits shapes social relations in your daily life.
The second half of the paper should address the following:
3. Note down one element of your meals that makes a repeated appearance in your food chart. Your task is to trace the journey of this product from the place of its origin to its final site – your body. Drawing on class readings for the food geographies week specifically, analyze the global forces, global institutions, and forms of agriculture that shape the journey of this food item. And finally, place yourself in this equation, what role do you as a consumer play in influencing the journey of this food item.
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