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Organically Speaking: The Marketing Language of Organic Food

Foods themselves might be  a mouthful but the accompanying language used to describe foods can say a mouthful. Guy Cook, an applied linguist and Professor of Language in Education at King’s College, explains, “We are influenced by what is said about food offered to us, as much as by the food itself.” Part of his research has explored the influence of language in the marketing of organic food.

January 19, 2016 — Layla Eplett

Talkin' "Turkey": The Linguistic Link Between the Bird and the Country

Awkward conversations can be as much of an annual Thanksgiving tradition as food, family, friends, and football. For those wanting to avoid subjects too political or too personal, consider chatting about what the deal is with a country and a bird having the exact same name.  Safer than some subjects, this Turkey/turkey topic is still subject to dispute, as there are differing explanations for the name.

November 25, 2015 — Layla Eplett

In Kenya, Improving Food Security and HIV Outcomes through Farming

There is an inextricable link between HIV and food insecurity, with each heightening and reinforcing the other. A new pilot trial published in AIDS  addresses this relationship with an agricultural intervention that increased food security and also improved HIV outcomes.

November 11, 2015 — Layla Eplett

A Maddening Tea Party

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a look at etiquette violations at the Mad Tea Party.

October 29, 2015 — Layla Eplett

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