Instant Noodles Won’t Save the World, But Here's How They'll Help

By Caroline J. Hanna

[Research] As government officials and food authorities ponder the ever more urgent question of how to feed a ballooning global population, one Amherst professor is exploring an answer that some experts have suggested: instant noodles.

In a new book, anthropologist Deborah Gewertz examines the history, manufacturing, marketing and consumption of instant noodles and makes the case that this staple of the American college student diet will play an increasingly significant role on the world stage.  

Amherst College Professor Deborah Gewertz Publishes New Book on “Cheap Meat”

December 2009

AMHERST, Mass. — Deborah Gewertz, the G. Henry Whitcomb Professor of Anthropology at AmherstCollege, and Frederick Errington, a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, at TrinityCollege in Hartford, Conn., are the authors of Cheap Meat:  Flap Food Nations in the Pacific Islands (University of California Press, 2009, $55 hardcover/$21.95 paperback).

Amherst Professor Deborah Gewertz Receives National Science Foundation Grant for Research on Fats

September 16, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Deborah Gewertz, the G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology at Amherst College, and her colleague Frederick Errington from Trinity College (Hartford), have received a grant of $99,961 from the National Science Foundation to support their research on the burgeoning trade in fatty meats-and the growth in obesity-in the developing world.

Amherst College Anthropology Professor Deborah Gewertz is Author of New Book

November 24, 2004Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417