Food politics in children’s books

Living in the US has had me more aware of how politics slips into seemingly neutral aspects of society. These two children’s books made me laugh at the vivid difference in policy towards food produce. The US book ‘Libby Loves Science’ has corn syrup as the secret ingredient in her bubble mix, while France’s policies of protecting regions and the concept of ‘terroir’ means that in La Vache Orange (the orange cow) the cow sips a spot of Champagne to help her get better when she is a bit poorly.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s