What we eat, how we eat it and what food means to us, has changed profoundly in the era of digitalization and neoliberal globalization. In this file, Diggit Magazine zooms in on the different aspects and consequences of globalization and digitalization on our food and food consumption practices.
‘What I eat in a day’ videos are a big trend on YouTube, and their number is growing every year. Does this type of content serve only as entertainment for the users or does it actually have an influence on what they consume?
Salmon sushi was not a Japanese, but a Norwegian invention. Before calling it one of their favorite sushi toppings, the Japanese had to have salmon sushi introduced to them by Norwegian businessmen motivated by hard globalization imperatives.
Stephanie Buttermore and her layered social media personality give us insight into how influencers construct a widely desired body image. Her "Fantasy Cheat Days" make us wonder about the nature of such content and what it reflects.