Event — Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Smithsonian Food History Weekend: Politics on Your Plate – Roundtables

Where: Smithsonian National Museum of American History

14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

When: Friday, October 28, 2016, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Details: The Food History Roundtables are a day-long free symposium for all inquiring minds. Leading researchers, practitioners, and thinkers come together to address big issues around food in America via four roundtable sessions over the course of the day.

Session 1: The Politics of Food- 9:45a.m.-10:45a.m.
How is food political, and why does it matter? Setting the terms and themes for the day.
Session 2: The Politics of Farm Labor- 11:10a.m.-12:10p.m.
How are workers’ lives shaped by what we eat?
Session 3: The Politics of Labeling- 1:30p.m.-2:30p.m.
How did food labels become so complex?
Session 4: The Politics of Health- 3:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
What’s good for you, how do you find out, and who gets to decide?

Cost: Free

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