Fit to Eat Season 2 Episode 34
At the Functional Foods Lab, part 2
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Uploaded: 21 Mar, 2022
Recording Date: 21 Mar, 2022
Recording Location: Corner Brook, NL
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Program Title: Fit to Eat Season 2 Episode 34
Description: Today, we are back in the Functional Foods lab of Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook, talking with three researchers on functional food – “food with a purpose,” as one of them said. In this lab, there is lots of work being done on ensuring that nutritious foods find a place on people’s plates. They analyze tastes, textures, smells, appearances, alter the spicing, change the cooking methods, and try it all again. And all the time listening to panels of eaters, tasters, folks like you and I.
Like most good conversations, our topics range broadly. And this time out, we spend most of the time on the links between food and culture, the impact of food colonialism, and the wry idiosyncrasies of what people like to eat and what they leave on their plates. Oh, and you’ll learn that if you want to live a fulfilled life, you’ll need to try Cow Foot Soup. Don't whine. Just do it.
Our three guests are Melissa Hamilton, who has roots in Jamaica, and lived in Belize before coming to Corner Brook to study – she is working on eel at the moment (among other things). Abraham Armah is from Ghana in West Africa, and he is working on propagating greens, such as amaranth, in growth chambers, and studying different preparation methods for these foods. Owen Bartlett has roots in Newfoundland and Labrador, and though he grew up in the Ottawa region he spent summers back in this province. So now that he lives here again, it must feel like summer vacation all year! He works on using rock dust as a soil amendment – and grows lots of amaranth as well.
Pull up a lab stool - and maybe a world map as well - and join us
Host(s): Ivan Emke
Featured Speakers/Guests: Melissa Hamilton Abraham Armah Owen Bartlett
Health > Food and NutritionType: Interview
Regional > Africa
Arts and Culture
Environment > Agriculture
Regional > Canada
Society and Culture
Regional > Latin America