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  1. Jan 2018
    1. serve as a call to take responsibility for how our personal and collective actions affect wildlife and climate.

      A call to action

    2. for exploring the many ways humans influence, and often jeopardize, their own environment.

      a moral tale of extinction

  2. May 2017
    1. give producers, packers, purveyors, market reporters, teachers and anyone else who was interested an opportunity to express their opinions about the beef grades and to make suggestions for their improvemen

      Grades were revised based on input from industry and market (1925)

    1. It's about finding good-tasting solutions to the growing list of problems caused by global food.

      More emphasis by Freidberg on the issues of global food.

    2. A tour of the modern fridge reveals a world of interdependencies and inequalities, forged through trade, conquest, and politics. It is a world of sharp contradictions between marketed ideals and industrial realities. Nothing is as pure or natural as we'd like, but there's no shutting the door on this world.

      More critical of the indirect impacts the fridge has had on moral values (makes sense b/c this book isn't really about refrigeration but fresh food, and in many ways food justice). Rees is more critical of the direct impacts of refrigeration such as climate change and calls for more innovation to address problems. Freidberg asks readers to reconsider the impact of refrigeration on our morals. Both drawn from their conclusion/epilogue.

    1. Ownership of most of the nation's refrigerator cars helped the big packers push down shipping rates, and eventually push local butchers out of business. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Pullman Photographic Collection)
    2. cookbook

      Really tho, the influence of cookbooks and Ladies' Home Journal among other popular media catered to households and women is amazing in promoting food trends.

    3. journal Ice and Refrigeration

      Was a journal that all the refrigeration literature I've studied in this context referred to, and appeared to be one of the only sources of literature that documented refrigeration in the the US in the 1900s. Thus there is very limited information on the nature of refrigeration, similar to how it is now. Though more books on refrigeration have recently been published, as its importance in changing food culture is realized. (Both modern sources consulted, consulted both Ice and Refrigeration and Anderson.

    4. clever advertising man" to help boost consumption. In the case of ice, consumption soared

      Advertising schemes promoting ice in the early 1900s built the foundation for household refrigeration as technology became more advanced.