The History of Food by Earth Fare

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Food has changed over time. So, so what? Well, there's been a lot of bad things added to our food over the years. Learn more today!


By: EarthFare (101 month(s) ago)

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The History of Food : 

The History of Food For more information, go to or follow us at

Table of Contents : 

Table of Contents Food History Prehistory Rise of Agriculture Trade and Exploration Industrial Production Modern Food Production For more information, go to

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Some Food History What do we mean by “natural” and “minimally processed”… For more information, go to

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Prehistory: Hunter Gatherers Foraged and hunted for food to stay alive. Nuts, fruits, seeds, animal proteins, and plants provided basic nutritive needs. Food preservation: drying meats and dehydrating fruits. Wild dogs domesticated to assist in the hunt c 12,000BC. For more information, go to

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10000-7000 BC: Nomadic Herdsmen Domestication of herd animals Discovery of butter, cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products. The diet was supplemented with foraged fruits and vegetables. The discovery of grains and baking of breads occurs. For more information, go to

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7000 BC-0 CE: Rise of Agriculture Rise of cities allows for agriculture. Stopped foraging and selected crops to grow and develop. Bread making and fermentation of beverages (beer and wine) rise in importance. First Sugar crystals are processed c 350 BC. Nuts and seeds pressed for aromatic cooking oils. Domestication of cats to keep our grains safe from rats.

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Empires spread in Europe, the Mideast and Asia. Travel and conquest promote the sharing of customs and culinary ingredients. Coffee is discovered in Ethiopia, tea travels from Asia to Europe. America is discovered. The tomato, potatoes and chilies go global. Chocolate, vanilla and other American spices become European addictions. Rome to the Renaissance: Trade & Exploration

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1800s: Industrial Food Production The Industrial Revolution begins. Began using machines to make food to speed up the process. Discoveries Baking soda as a leavening agent for baked goods Chlorine bleach for whitening flour Corn syrup extracted from corn starch The first patent medicines. Nitrogen as both an explosive and a fertilizer Meat packing plants of Chicago.Economy still largely farm based (over 50% of the population live on farms).

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20th Century: Industrial Agriculture Discovery of vitamins, development of hydrogenation and widespread refrigeration. Chemical pesticides and fertilizers introduced Factory farms and feedlots developed. Centralized food processing and distribution begin. Apply principles of machine production to farming.Use chemicals in farming.Family Farms start to disappear. Petroleum-based food additives along with high fructose corn syrup. Science allows development of GMO technology. Less than 2% of the U.S. population are farmers in 2008.

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No Antibiotics No Added Synthetic Hormones No Animal By-products For more information, go to

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Earth Fare is a supermarket with a philosophy: As close to the ground it gets, the better. For more information, go to

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