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Why Did Americans Stop Eating Locally?
– 9:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium
In this talk Matthew Booker will explore how urban Americans lost their faith in local food by investigating the food panics that helped replace locally-harvested shellfish as the Big Macs of the 19th century with industrial beef, pork and chicken as the daily food of the 20th century working poor.
Matthew Booker is an associate professor of History at North Carolina University, and a specialist in Environmental History and Western North American History.