Acme (restaurant), 180, 183–84
Acre Station, 55, 145
activism, activists, 173, 179, 188; farmers as,
243; food, 173, 227, 240, 249, 264n2
aesthetics, 3, 123, 137, 161, 175, 220, 231,
235
Africa, 47, 53
African Americans, 143, 256n15; as farmers,
13, 14, 85, 138, 240, 252, 253; Jim Crow and,
36; North Carolina a&t and, 36, 43, 44;
Operation Spring Plant and, 61, 256n14;
segregation and, 53–54
Agamben, Giorgio, 193–94
aggregators, 39, 46, 91, 94, 249, 258n23
agriculture, 11, 259n11; agricultural-
industrial complex, 221, 239; corporate,
249, 251, 258n10; as culinary act, 80;
pollution by, 97; small- scale, 36. See also
industrial agriculture; sustainability
Alamance County, 1–2
alternative food movement, 158, 199, 208,
223, 248, 251
alternative food system, 151, 188, 221, 222,
224, 225, 249
Amazing Grazing, 89, 93
American Guinea Hog Association, 115
American Livestock Breed Conservancy, 42,
70, 115. See also Livestock Conservancy
animal, animals: death of, 176; ellipsis
between meat and, 233–34; First Nations
and, 173–74; as moral beings, 175; nonhu-
man, 173–74; spirit of, 262n11; turn of, 15;
vitality of, 164–72
animal husbandry, 43, 70, 74, 79, 110, 132,
133, 178; as culinary act, 80, 122; tradi-
tional, 178, 189, 198
animal welfare, 61, 65, 83, 134, 175, 221, 251;
commitment to, 178, 232; in confinement
facilities, 264n5; Firsthand Foods and, 94;
guidelines for, 237; Niman proj ect and,
34, 37; in slaughter houses, 262n12; social
conditions of, 176
Animal Welfare Institute (awi), 43, 44
anthropology, anthropologists, 7, 10, 110,
157, 220, 226, 245, 261n6; fieldwork of, 66;
hybridity and, 136; sacrifice and, 178; study
of food and, 3, 4–10; taste and, 189–91;
theory and, 158
apples, vii, x, 96, 260n21
Aristotle, 191
Ark of Taste, 200
artisanal meats, 83, 84, 127, 202, 255n3
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