“Never Bite the Hand that Feeds You”

Posted: May 5, 2013 in Uncategorized


// Farm Meets Fork

FOOD exhibitIn a recent trip to Washington, D.C., I made sure to stop by one of my favorite Smithsonian museums – The Museum of American History. This time it was definitely on my touring highlights for their new exhibit: FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000.

The exhibit was promoted as exploring some of the major changes in food and wine in postwar America including new technologies and their impact on production, preparation and consumption. However, the American farmer was largely missed despite the fact that one U.S. farmer produces enough food to feed 155 people, up from 25.8 people in 1960, due to their impact in leading the development and implementation of new technologies.

In today’s culture, forgetting the source is not something new. When you ask people where their food comes from, most often the response is “from the store.” This problem is escalated by conflicting and constantly changing…

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