NMAH Food History Rountable 2016

An enthusiastic perspective on a day of great panels parsing "The Politics of Food," hosted at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

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  1. Complete schedule listed above of expert speakers from academia, government and non-government food policy organizations, professional kitchens, and more.
  2. I crashed in DC the night before and got to the NMAH around 8:30; what better way to kill time waiting for the doors to open than a self-guided tour of the Victory Garden on the property?
  3. Cruising the #nmah #victorygarden as long as I'm early for #smithsonianfoodhistoryweekend ❤️😊🌱🍅🍻
    Cruising the #nmah #victorygarden as long as I'm early for #smithsonianfoodhistoryweekend ❤️😊🌱🍅🍻
  4. SESSION 1: THE POLITICS OF FOOD

    9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

    How is food political, and why does it matter? Setting the terms and themes for the day.
  5. With NPR's Dan Charles moderating, the questions were incivisive and provocative:
  6. Lots of meditation on what food revolutions look like, both past and present:
  7. We also talked about challenges and causes for hope:
  8. Another major theme was consumers and their role in food politics; my twitter question was even read aloud to add fuel to the fire!!
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