Josephine McRobbie, Business Professor Finds a History of the Senses in the Grocery Store, Indiana Public Media, January 15, 2021

“How Sight­—Not taste, Smell, or Touch—Became the Sense of the Supermarket, Behavioral Scientist, October 19, 2020

“The Standardization of a ‘Natural’ Color of Food: The History of the Senses in Consumer Society,” academist Journal, April 27, 2020 [Japanese]


“How Business Changed Visuality,” the Frontier of Humanities series, Kyoto Newspaper, April 22, 2020 [Japanese]

“The Color of Food,” Harvard University Press Blog, March 16, 2020

“When the Government Decided the Spread on Your Toast Should Be Pink,” Zocalo Public Square, January 15, 2020

(also in Smithsonian Magazine, “How the Government Came to Decide the Color of Your Food,” January 15, 2020)

Joe Pinsker, “Americans’ Bizarre Relationship with the Color of Their Food,” Atlantic, May 8, 2017


Carmen Nobel, “How Cellophane Changed the Way We Shop for Food,” Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, June 26, 2017

(also in Forbes, June 26, 2017)


Carmen Nobel, “The Paradoxical Quest to Make Food Look ‘Natural’ with Artificial Dyes,” Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, January 11, 2017

(also in Forbes, January 11, 2017)


“Eye Appeal Is Buy Appeal: Business Creates the Color of Foods,” Process: A Blog for American History, Organization of American Historians, December 13, 2016


Hagley History Hangout, August 16, 2020