In Print: Carter Paper Published in Gastronomy and Tourism

Angie Carter and Tara L. Bal are co-authors of a paper published in Gastronomy and Tourism. Siona Beaudoin, a Lake Linden-Hubbell graduate, is also a co-author of the paper.

The paper, titled “Berries without Bugs: Recreational Foraging and a Fruit Fly Threat in Rural Michigan” presents a survey of berry foragers in the Houghton/Keweenaw area, their practices harvesting fruit, and their baseline knowledge about a relatively new invasive fruit fly, spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii). Understanding the cultural, economic, and potential human health impacts of berry pests like spotted wing drosophila is necessary to inform adaptive foraging and harvesting practices and further spread prevention when possible.

About Angie Carter

Angie Carter
Angie Carter
Associate Professor, Environmental/Energy Justice

Angie Carter is an associate professor of environmental/energy justice in the Department of Social Sciences. An environmental and public sociologist and scholar-activist, Carter researches intersections of landscape, identity, agrifood-energy systems, and social change.

About the Social Sciences Department at Michigan Tech

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