Food Policy 101: Part 1

Food policies are the regulations that determine our food system. Examples include regulations for food production, price, variety, transport, distribution, access, quality, food safety, and who grows our food. It’s true that food policy (FP) is complex  – there is no umbrella FP for every community every where.

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Social Media Tips for Academics

Social media (SM) can be a time waster or a resource for academics. How do academics use social media?  Is social media even a tool for scholars? If it is, how do you find time to use SM? What is the real value of SM for academics?

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Creative Careers: Public Intellectual

Public intellectual. A what? How many people have ever heard of one? My guess is probably not many.  A public intellectual (PI) is an expert of sorts.  And while a PI is likely to be a PhD or doctoral student, academia might not be their only home.

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Tomorrow’s Food – Today’s Policies

Welcome!  To celebrate World Food Day on October 16, I’m releasing my new blog called Tomorrow’s Food – Today’s Policies or TFTP for short. My name is Bessie DiDomenica, a PhD in urban food policy and food systems. Let’s explore the challenges of feeding people, learn about local food systems, and unravel solutions for our future survival. We all have to eat and we need a resilient plan for animals and tomorrow’s generations of eaters.

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10 Ways to Leverage Your Academic Writing

Writing is a skill we need to practice. As a grad student or doctoral candidate, writing is at the heart of your plan. If you don’t write you won’t finish your program. I try to practice writing daily in my journal, and weekly for my blogs.

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Toolkit for Alt-Ac Survival

If you’ve earned a doctoral degree, you know how to survive. You learned how to live with uncertainty and overcome your fears. What’s next?  What’s your next career move? Work in academia? Be an independent researcher? Start a business? Explore a series of new directions? Or maybe you’re thinking about life as an alt-ac.

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