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Birgün Interview

I did an interview with the Turkish daily Birgün on the effects of the pandemic on the food supply chains and urban provisioning. A bit depressing, but well worth the read.

TL, DR: Poverty has consequences – and food insecurity, malnutrition and hunger are among the most important. While this in itself is not news, how the economic downturn fueled by the pandemic has made all of this so much more entrenched for so many more is.

Published on 02/13/2021

Candan Türkkan: "Eğer gıdanın fiyatı artmazsa çiftçi geçinemiyor, ama gıdanın fiyatı artarsa birileri aç kalıyor. Yani kapitalizm birini feda etmemizi istiyor, birileri aç kalacak, kimi seçeceksiniz diyor."

Originally tweeted by vesaire (@vesvesaire) on December 1, 2020.

Full List of General Audience Articles

Against the Coming Crisis (Published as: Gelmekte Olan Krize Karşı) GastronoMetro May 2020

Crisis and Food Supply Chain (Published as: Kriz ve Gıda Tedarik Zinciri) GastronoMetro May 2020

Crisis and Food Movements (Published as: Kriz ve Gıda Hareketleri) GastronoMetro May 2020

Going Forward is Coming Back: Revolution that Never Was. Critical Masses 4 (Forthcoming)

The Gut and The Members (Published as: Mide ve Diğerleri). MetroGastro 93 October-November-December 2018

Old Problems, New Solutions and Tech Dreams (Published as: Eski Dertler Yeni Dermanlar ve Teknolojik Hayaller). Yemek ve Kültür 53 Fall 2018

What We Eat, What We Don’t Eat and How Food Makes Us Feel (Published as: Yedikleriniz, Yemedikleriniz ve Bilinmeyenin Size Hissettirdikleri). MetroGastro 92, July-August-September 2018.

Is Technology Really for a Sustainable Future in Food? (Published as: Sürdürülebilir Gıda Geleceği için mi Teknoloji), MetroGastro 90, January-February-March 2018.

Veganism and Vegetarianism as a Critique of Modern Food Systems (Published as: Modern Gıda Sistemlerine Bir Eleştiri olarak Veganlık ve Vejeteryanlık). MetroGastro 88, October-NovemberDecember 2017. *Also featured in Mizanplas.com

Distinguishing Class via Food: Food Consumption Patterns as Class Indicators (Published as: Bir Sınıf Göstergesi olarak Gıda Tüketim Kalıpları). MetroGastro 88, October-November-December 2017.

Power of Appetite and Sugar at the cusp of Biopolitics (published as: Biyopolitikanın Kıskacında İştah ve Şekerin İktidarı). MetroGastro 87, July-August-September 2017.

Right to Subsistance and Water (published as: Asgari Geçim Hakkı ve Su). MetroGastro 86: Special Issue on Water, April-May-June 2017.

Appetite as a Biological and a Social Concept (published as: Biyolojik ve Toplumsal Bir Kavram Olarak İştah). MetroGastro 85, April-May-June 2017. (co-authored)

Instigators of the First Murder: Desire and Food (published as: İlk Cinayetin Azmettiricileri: Arzu ve Gıda). MetroGasro 84, January-February-March 2017.

On Food and Philosophy: What are Hunger and Appetite? (published as: Gıda ve Felsefe Üzerine: Açlık ve İştah Nedir?). MetroGasro 83, October-November-December 2016

Cook-It-Yourself-Eat-It-Yourself Democracy (published as: Kendin Pişir Kendin Ye Demokrasisi).  MetroGastro 82, July-August-September 2016

State, Society and Food: Looking at Food via Political Theory (published as: Devlet, Toplum ve Gıda: Siyaset Teorisiyle Gıdaya Bakmak). MetroGastro 81, April-May-June 2016 2016

“Hak Geçmesin”: Neoliberal Political Economy of Food Destitution (published as: “Hak Geçmesin”: Gıda Muhtaçlığının Neoliberal Siyasi Ekonomisi). MetroGastro 80, January-February-March 2016

Milk in 3 Generations: A Different Take on Generations and Milk Preferences (published as: 3 Nesilde Süt: Nesiller ve tercihler üzerinden farklı bir süt okuması). MetroGastro 79, October-November-December 2015

Why is Revenge Best Served Cold? An Essay on Carl Schmitt, Food and Revenge Movies (published as: İntikam Neden Soğuk Yenen Bir Yemektir? Carl Schmitt, Yemek ve İntikam Filmleri Üzerine Bir Yazı). Yemek ve Kültür, Spring 2015

Eyes on the Street (F08); People Attract People (F09); Hawkers (F22). In Istanbul Cards. Hey! Imaginable Guidelines Istanbul by Sanal Architecture, 2015. Link: http://sanalarc.prosite.com/96524/4443360/praxis/hey-igi

Meat, Greens and Lives in a Lunchbox… (published as: Et, Ot ve Sefertasında Hayatlar…). Yemek ve Kültür, Summer 2014

Gender Dynamics in Bazaars of Istanbul (published as: Istanbul Pazarlarinda İş, Aş ve Toplumsal Cinsiyet). Yemek ve Kültür, Spring 2014

Depictions of Food in Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (published as: Hayao Miyazaki’nin Spirited Away Filmindeki Yemek Tasvirleri Üzerine). Yemek ve Kültür, Winter 2014

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