From this week through January 3, 2012, the National Archives in Washington D.C. will host an exhibit called What's Cooking, Uncle Sam?: The Government's Effect on the American Diet. The exhibit includes a selection of records culled from thousands of pages of materials chronicling the story of the U.S. Government's efforts to feed Americans an ample, safe and nutritious diet.
Spanning the Revolutionary War era through the late 1900s, documents, films and photos echo many of our current concerns about the Government's role in the health and safety of our food supply. More than 100 original records in the exhibit include folk songs, war posters, educational films and even seed packets. What's Cooking, Uncle Sam? is arranged by four themes: Farm, Factory, Kitchen and Table.
What's Cooking, Uncle Sam? is free and open to the public. So, if you happen to be in D.C. during the next few months, stop by and check out the exhibit.