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AbstractThis paper examines food through the lens of cultural identities with a focus on how those identities change and transform on a global scale. It will begin through an examination of the importance of food as a cultural marker, highlighting how community and identity are thus created. It will expand to analyze how food cultures are affected by economic factors and immigration. Throughout this analysis, food will take a central role in illuminating injustice. I will demonstrate how misunderstandings of traditional foods or practices can have detrimental effects on cultural practices, but I will also show how food can serve as a means for an introduction to and understanding of another culture