Intro: When people eat food they do not think about what is in it, or how it is made. The only thing people care about is what the food tastes like and how much they get. During the 1900’s the meat packing industry had not regulations of any kind. All that mattered to the industry was that they made as much money as possible with as little expenditure as possible. During this times people were often made sick and died either from working conditions or poor food quality.
Health and Medicine From the early 1900s to now the process of food has changed significantly. Today, thankfully there is cures for food poisoning and scientist are doing research and finding more and more information about the situation. Upton Sinclair’s book, The Jungle, to thank for the most part because without his book, people would not have known about how their food is made and where is comes from. Even in today’s society, foods are being recalled.
People were forced to consume contaminated food especially meat on a daily basis. This gave birth to many diseases such as food poisoning and liver failure. They did not have any other options because there were no laws prohibiting the sale of spoiled food. Soon enough, in 1906, Federal Food and Drug Act was passed. One of the key things this act did was embargoing the sale of any food or drug which has been adulterated or misbranded (4).
During World War I, American farmers produced more food than usual to supply the armies and their European allies. Even after the war
Australia experienced much diversity of cuisines as a result of the many different people living in Australia however, many different types of food didn’t become popular until much later. In 1945, 300 restaurants were operating within Australia and 23 of those were Chinese, the first international cuisine readily available within Australia. Fish and chips also became popular within Australia during the 1950’s and as it was before the time of plastic containers people had to improvise with how to carry their bought food; taking up saucepans to carry food. During the 1950’s and 1960’s meat production still relied on grazing, meaning that many people ate more beef and lamb before increasing factory methods increased the consumption of chicken. The Australian diet also dramatically changed in the 1950’s with the influx of food from Italy and Greek such as; zucchinis, capsicum, eggplants, globe artichokes and the previously maligned garlic.
There were lots of different types of foods Fruits,meats and drinks. The vast need for food was proven very useful because “we don 't want our soldiers starving now do we”. It was a big responsibility for the drivers and sailors delivering valuable foods. If the food and supplies did not make it to the soldiers who were fighting they would not be able to win in battle. There were many times when food was scarce and troops had to do without because the transportation that was arriving got raided, The colonists depended greatly on transpiration to deliver the food.
As time went on, gardens became plantations for more than just food production, for example cotton production, and apples became a major industry in North America. European fruits and vegetables dominated the new world in an exchange known as the Columbian exchange. According to the documentary America Before Columbus, the potato was first introduced in Spain from the Americas during the 1600's but it's cultivation and use has now spread to Italy, Northern/Eastern Europe, Austria, Poland, France, Switzerland, England, Ireland and Germany. Since the Irish had a limited amount of food available to them as a result of war, they quickly adopted the potato and one hundred years later the Irish population had more than doubled. Towns, like Berlin, grew into large cities and by the 1700’s the European population had exploded, all because of the introduction of the potato during the Columbian Exchange.
A cultural system is as robust as it is open to the outside and engages in exchange, cross-reference, and hybridization. It is the fear of others that confines people within their habits, preventing their knowledge of diversity, and causing them to reject what is not customary. Diet is one of the elements of social life most sensitive to changes in the surrounding context. Migration has always produced innovations and transformations in indigenous food traditions. Suffice it to consider the spread of tomatoes, potatoes, tea, and coffee in the dietary habits of Europeans to understand the transformations that have occurred through trade and the movement of people and things.
The reason behind this was because after WW1 America was the largest agricultural power and after the war most countries didn’t have the money to buy crops from America so that left the farmers in America with too many crops, the people in America couldn’t afford to buy all the crops that needed to be sold so
The sociological imagination on food In this assignment I am going to talk about the sociological imagination on food and the aspects it brings with it. Before starting that large process I firstly will explain what the social imagination is and what the key points of the imagination are in able to fully understand the topic; food and its history, biography, and the relation it has in society. This is my first assignment for the module understanding contemporary society so please bear with me as I will do my best to explain it in a logic manner so everybody can understand it.
The early modern world period was from the 15th century to the 18th century. The majority of the population lived in rural cities. Life expectancy was not very long, and the lifespan was twenty-five years old. Diseases, famine, lack of medication, and improper sanitation contributed to the low life expectancy. Diet of the wealthy class consisted of bread, meat, and wine however the lower class’s diet consisted of fruits and vegetable.
Meanwhile, the Dutch had introduced corn, potatoes and sweet potatoes to Japan. In the sixteenth-century, Japanese began to adapt to foods that were introduced by the Portuguese which followed by the Dutch later and the foods later became cultural symbols of Japan (Stajcic, 2013). For example, fried foods such as tempura are different from the usual Japanese food where it excluded meat and dairy products in their cooking but involve the usage of oil in food preparation. However, tempura was unexpectedly well accepted by Japanese people at that time and has evolved into what it is today. At late twentieth century, most of the Western foods, such as bread, coffee and ice cream had become famous in Japan (Food in Every Country, n.d.).
World History 1600-1650 The world has been in a huge number of wars. Wars could be deadly. Between the years of 1600-1650 , there were a lot of wars, religious conflicts and science developments. One of the most famous wars in this time was the war which started in 1600 and lasted around 30 years and it´s called ¨The Thirty Years War¨. The thirty years war was a series of brutal , bloody , and a very deadly wars that took place mostly in Central Europe and it is seen as one of longest and most destructive conflicts in European history.