Rachel Laudan

A Historian's Take on Food and Food Politics


Globalization Then and Now

Gone Fishing: From West Africa to Scandinavia and Back

  OK. Here goes with a post that is nerdy beyond belief. I love nerdy. Drying fish so that it lasts and lasts instead of going bad is one of the great accomplishments in food history. From no later than… Continue Reading →

This Land is Your Land: Or Is It? 19th Century Land Transfers in Texas and Hawaii

“This land is your land, this land is my land . . . this land was made for you and me.” I loved singing this song, without ever thinking much about what it meant or really listening to all the… Continue Reading →

Thoughts on “This Tiny Little Country Feeds the World.”

“This tiny little country feeds the world” is the title of an article in the September 2017 issue of National Geographic.Fascinating and highly recommended. Reader beware, though! “Feeding the world” in popular speech means producing enough agricultural products to feed… Continue Reading →

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