Food@MSU Blog

Read more about food in posts from Michigan State University students, staff, researchers, faculty and alumni. 

  • Emily with new friends in France.

    A memorable experience

    Published on July 21, 2017

    While France’s history and language can be studied online and with textbooks, the culture has more depth than I had imagined or what I had prepared for.

  • Emily with a cat and dog on a couch.

    Finding comfort in the uncomfortable

    Published on July 12, 2017

    I’ve finally recognized what the humbling and calming feeling is that comes with travel – it’s not knowing how to do the most basic tasks.

  • French pig farm.

    Product labeling: A cultural understanding

    Published on July 4, 2017

    I’ve mentioned frequently the clarity of labels on French products. Walking through the grocery store in France is a much different experience than what I am familiar with in the U.S.

  • Pig on French farm.

    A French pig farm

    Published on June 26, 2017

    My entire time in classes in France I had learned about dairy goats, cows, and sheep and I hadn’t seen a French pig until today, and the system’s appearance seems dramatically different than the U.S.

  • Emily in a French kitchen.

    Making your own food

    Published on June 21, 2017

    As an animal science major, I am familiar with all the products that come from various types of animals, yet the biological processes behind the creation of each product I am generally unaware of.

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