Every culture has unique food traditions with unique impacts on health. A North American diet may be more likely to contribute to obesity and cardiovascular disease. A Mediterranean one is widely believed to do fight against obesity and cardiovascular disease. And an East-Asian diet may have cancer-preventing properties.
Food also plays a large role on the global level. In politics, we can consider foreign aid in the form of food from organizations such as the World Food Programme. In economics, we can consider the import and export of food products. Both have a high impact on health at the local and global level, and both have far-reaching effects on many other aspects of a nation’s well-being.
Juxta Cuisine was created in an effort to bring these aspects of differing diets and foods to light, as well as to explore their historical backgrounds and the place each holds within their own cultures.