Welcome to this online exhibit that explores the creation of the modern American food system in all its complexity.

  • Start with the timeline of five turning point events in U.S. food system history.
  • Then, visit the hall of fame, featuring five change agents that have shaped the food system.
  • Next, chew on five big ideas that contributed to the development of today’s food system.
  • After that, read Worth it?, a critique of Ann Vileisis’s argument that the current food system operates by means of a “covenant of ignorance.”
  • Lastly, ponder the future of the food system through three questions posed for further research.

Enjoy your visit!

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