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Food and Borders
This quizlet will help you understand how borders affect food and how food spreads culture beyond borders.
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What percentage of U.S.A. vegetables are imported/grown in Mexico? What about Fruits?
50% and 40%
What does the percentage of U.S.A. produce coming from Mexico rise to in the winter?
What are a few produce items that come from Mexico?
Avocados, beans, onions, papayas, mangoes and others
How did the recent changes to NAFTA affect food labor workers in Mexico?
NAFTA increased business with Mexico, therefore creating more jobs
How can food cross borders?
Migrants bring their food and cultural practices with them when they move to a different region.
When it comes to food, why is it important to allow immigration and trade between borders?
International food trading creates jobs on both sides of the trade, and immigration spreads food culture
How does LatinX food relate to lo cotidiano?
The food that people eat can also represent their struggles and blessings. When people are low on money, they buy inexpensive groceries like beans. On the flip side, when people are prosperous, they splurge on meat and other things they usually can't afford.
How does food connect to spirituality?
Food can be used in rituals and connects us with our ancestors who passed recipes and traditions down generation to generation.
Why is it important to take care of the environment when it comes to food?
Our food comes from the environment. If we don't protect the wildlife of earth, we won't be able to live.
Tensions are high at the Mexico-U.S.A. border, how can food make a difference?
Food can bring people together and let them celebrate in shared culture.
What would happen in our grocery stores if U.S.A. international food trade was ceased?
Most of the produce prices would skyrocket and eventually become unavailable
How does food assist in the idea of self-naming?
Different styles of food that come from different cultures allow people to feel confident in their identity.
How to borders within the U.S.A. affect the food we eat?
Different regions have different food cultures. States on the Mexico-U.S.A. border have higher amounts of LatinX families and therefore, higher amounts of LatinX food.
What happens when a woman is taught the food traditions of her ancestors in LatinX culture?
They are celebrated by their family as head homemaker.
How can citizens of the U.S.A. help celebrate cultures from beyond our borders?
Cooking food from those cultures can cultivate and teach the traditions of those people to the ones preparing the food.
In what way can food be used negatively?
Drug smugglers use food to hide their contraband as they bring them across the Mexico-U.S.A border.
can you name some ingredients that have been being passed through various borders?
When thinking of ingredients that have been influenced through crossing various borders, specifically on the border of Mexico and the USA, typical ingredients that have been brought to different meals include corn, tortilla chips, cheese, salsas, chilis, beans, garnishes, and even more
What are a few ways people are limited in their food supply because of borders that exist?
Distribution of food has slowed down and not as much is being imported/exported as quickly and as efficient as possible.
How can LatinX peoples utilize food to tear down borders that exist between different cultures?
Something as simple as a stand offering a free sample of a food that incorporates culture or a famous food staple of a particular culture or area could make other more open to different cultures.
What is one way we can more easily share food through borders?
Food blogs - such as the one we have created for this project. Food blogs are a great way to spread recipes and food ideas throughout various borders that exist.
How has Covid-19 affected communities
Events are no longer being held such as sports, fundraisers, or even family gatherings
How does cooking bring people together?
It allows for cultures to be brought together
How can you invest in your community during these times?
By learning different recipes from different cultures
How does food bring families closer?
By sharing cultures, it allows a stronger bond
How can people get through these tough times?
By sending food to each other
How does food benefit communities during Covid-19?
Allowing food transfers between neighbors gives a better feel to life in these circumstances
How can children get involved in this?
By learning different recipes from their father or mother
How can this benefit you?
It allows you to expand your cultural tastebuds
How can food connect neighborhoods?
Cooking a meal and swapping it with one of your friends in your community is a great way to keep busy and spread joy and knowledge.
What is one way you can utilize food to help your community during these trying times?
Send a text or an email to a neighbor or a friend who may be in need and offer to pick up groceries for them. Being young adults during this time comes with a certain responsibility and picking up groceries for someone who may be unable would be a great way to give back to members of the community.
What are some ways we can still spread food culture virtually while maintaining proper social distancing during this pandemic?
a cooking class! With everything being shut down, any classes and lessons have turned online. And one way we can still spread food culture throughout this time would be to participate in a cooking class.
What is one way food can be used to bring awareness to the borders that exists between children and their families during this time?
A food drive where meals are prepped before and available for purchase. Proceeds could go to raising awareness towards the separation of Latinx children and their parents. Meals could incorporate Latin food staples and Latin culture.
What are some things you can do at grocery stores during this time to make everyone safer?
Follow safe social distancing rules, make sure to wear a mask, and limit the number of people going to the store are all ways to make the world safer while still going to the grocery store during this time.
How might food brung different families together during this time?
All meals can be made differently, and the different variations in cooking can bring about much different results, the sharing of different recipes and how one goes about that recipe can bring families together and spread culture on how the different styles of cooking can affect the outcome.
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