Politics, Power & the American Diet

Carleton students presented their research in provocative panel discussions (2010) and educational tables in Sayles Hall (2012) which addressed questions such as:  How did soybeans move from a minor crop to a mega-industry? What do tomatoes have to do with slavery?  Are breakfast cereals a part of a complete breakfast?  Do apples deserve their reputation as a way to keep the doctor away?  What role do bees play in industrial agriculture?  What are sugar beets and what should we know about them?  What is the chocolate revolution?

Read these research reports (prepared by students in Prof. Cavanaugh's POSC 222 Politics of Food) about the politics and power behind everyday foods: