What's Cooking, Uncle Sam? | Online Exhibit

When: 10.06.2011 - 30.08.2012
Where:  Online exhibit at www.archives.gov
Admission: 
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Explore the records of the National Archives that trace the ways that food has occupied the hearts and minds of Americans and their Government.

From Revolutionary War rations to Cold War cultural exchanges, these documents and images reflect many of our current concerns about food safety and nutrition.

On the website What's Cooking, Uncle Sam? you can:

Discover the many ways that Government has affected farming from the days of horse and plow to the combine harvester. Preview >

Explore how Government regulation of food processing and labeling evolved after the industrial revolution. Preview >

Find out why the Government wanted us to “eat the carp,” “share the meat,” and “know our onions.” Preview >

Learn about how the Government has affected our eating habits and its unintentional effects on the American appetite. Preview >