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Food Fights: How history matters to contemporary food debates (2019)


What we eat, where it is from, and how it is produced are vital questions in today's America. We think seriously about food because it is freighted with the hopes, fears, and anxieties of modern life. Yet critiques of food and food systems all too often sprawl into jeremiads against modernity itself, while supporters of the status quo refuse to acknowledge the problems with today's methods of food production and distribution. Food Fights sheds new light on these crucial debates, using a historical lens. Its essays take strong positions, even arguing with one another, as they explore the many themes and tensions that define how we understand our food--from the promises and failures of agricultural technology to the politics of taste. (Publisher)

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Authors & Contributors
Nye, David E.
Nestle, Marion
Petrick, Gabriella M.
Mosby, Ian
Vileisis, Ann
Wilson, Bee
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
The Bridge: Journal of the National Academy of Engineering
Social History of Medicine
Journal of American History
Business History Review
University of California Press
MIT Press
Island Press
Princeton University Press
University of North Carolina Press
University of Chicago Press
Food industry and trade
Food safety
Food and foods
Science and society
Food science; food technology
Public health
Sinclair, Upton Beall
Sabin, Florence Rena
Heinz, Henry J.
Wiley, Harvey Washington
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
21st century
20th century, early
20th century, late
United States
Southern states (U.S.)
United States. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA)

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