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Industrialization and Food Anthropology

Looking at food production and preparation around the world


First,
beginbyreading
thisarticle
fromJohnsHopkins,asbackgroundinformationonthe
historyoffoodproductionaroundtheworld.

Then
,answerthefollowingquestionsaboutthearticle
onaseparatedocumenttitled
FoodAnthropologyBackground
under
Projects
>>
FoodTopia
andposttoyourDP
by
Wednesday,April22nd:

1. Whendidagriculturebegin?Howdiditchangehumancivilizations?
Agriculture
begansporadicallyaround10,000yearsago,thoughitwasn'tverywidelyused.Itwas
around5,000yearsagowhenthepracticewasreallyimplemented.Agriculture
changedhumansfromanomadichuntergathererlifestyleintolarger,more
sustainable,unmovingsocieties.
2. Between1650and1850,somethinghappenedtotheworldspopulation:what
wasit?Whatenabledthistohappen,accordingtothearticle?
Between1650
and1850,theEarth'shumanpopulationrosefrom550millionto1.2billion,morethan
doubling.Importationandexportationledtothis,ascropscouldbemovedaroundthe
world,includingtoplaceswithlessfertilesoil.
3. Brieflydescribeindustrializationand
mechanization
intheU.S.agricultural
systemintheearly1900s.
Industrializationledtofewerfarmsthatfocusedinon
oneindustry,ratherthanmany.Itwasbelievedthatthiswasmoreefficient.This
practicewascalledindustryconcentration.Mechanizationledtomechanized
elements,suchasafieldplow,replacinghumanlabor.Lessworkersnowworked
largerfields.
4. Whatdidagricultural
industryconcentration
dototheindustry?
Industry
concentrationledtocompaniescontrollingtheagriculturesystem.Industry
concentrationhadmanysystemsworkingtogether,andafewcompanieseventually
controlledmostorallofonefoodsystem.

Next
,organizeyourselvesintogroupsof
3or4
,andchoose
onefoodculturetofocuson
in
theworld.Afteryouvedonethis,choosearecipefromthatculturethatyouwillresearchto
bothprepareandtracethehistoryof.

Yourgroups
finalproduct
willbeapreparedrecipeforour
International

PotluckLunchon
Friday,May1st.

Inaddition,yourmealpresentationwillbeaccompaniedbya
binder
with
laminatedpages
and
lovinglydecorated
thatcontainsthefollowinginformation:


Yourrecipe,withdetailedingredientslist,andinstructionsandphotographsfor
preparation.
12pages
Nutritioninformationincluding:
calories,fats
(saturated,unsaturated,trans)
,
carbohydrates,protein,sodium,sugars,vitamins,minerals,etc.
Adetailedtracingofwhereeachingredientcomesfrom,includingwhereitoriginated,
shipping,methodofproduction,andwhetherthisingredientcomesfromyourchosen
countryornot.
13pages
Ageneralhistoryofyourcountry,includingphotographs(
colonization,founding
government,revolutions,etc.
)
1page
Ahistoryofyourcountrysagriculturalindustry,includingbutnotlimitedto:
natural
resources,exports,imports,industrialization,mechanization,GMOandpesticideuse
vs.organics,andavailabilityoffoodintermsofsocioeconomicstatus.
12pages