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The Decolonizing Diet Project is Teaching Volunteers to Eat Like Native Americans

The Decolonizing Diet Project is Teaching Volunteers to Eat Like Native Americans

Can you give up cheese, tomatoes, and beer in exchange for dandelions, sun chokes, and valley grasshopper for a year? Freakonomics recently highlighted the Decolonizing Diet Project , a study at the School of Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University , where a group of 25 volunteers are spending the next year eating only foods that were part of the Great Lakes diet prior to the arrival of Europeans. The study is exploring the personal relationship between humans and the experience of eating regional native foods. The volunteers are all participating in the project at varying levels of commitment. Some are following the Decolonizing Diet Project at 25%, while others are committed to eating 100% native food items. Found Michigan has an interesting interview with Dr. Martin Reinhardt, an assistant professor of Native American Studies at NMU, and the lead researc...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/decolonizing-diet-pr...

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