100 years of food

20 Mar 2010

The things we eat have changed drastically over the last century.

In the second half of the century, pill Americans enjoyed ever-more varied, year-round, fresh produce options, thanks to a growing global food market. Kiwi fruit from New Zealand, grapes from Chile, brie cheese from France, and shrimp from Thailand are now grocery store staples.

Flour and cereal product availability grew as well. Between 1972 and 2008, per capita availability of flour and cereal products increased from a record low 133 pounds per person to 196.5 pounds.

I have a hard time believing all that additional cheese was a healthy thing.

[via Kottke]