Why History Matters: Forum on Food
In recognition of the indisputable fact that food matters, the UCLA Department of History and the UCLA School of Law joined forces last December to host a Why History Matters forum devoted to the past, present, and future of food. The forum's participants mixed an analysis of the history of the function and significance of food with a discussion of the regulation, production, and distribution of food in our own day. It is the chief goal of Why History Matters to bring historians into conversation with public officials, thought leaders, and experts on issues of great contemporary relevance. This event included two historians, one food policy & law expert, one ex-White House health advisor, and—naturally—one chef!
Additional information and biographies of the panel can be found here.