War Fare: Modern Food, Moral Food

Helen Veit, associate professor of history at Michigan State University, weaves together cultural history and the history of science to bring readers into the strange and complex world of the American Progressive Era. The era’s emphasis on science and self-control left a profound mark on American eating, one that remains today in everything from the ubiquity of science-based dietary advice to the tenacious idealization of thinness.

Presented in partnership with the National WWI Museum and Memorial.

Stephen Moulton Babcock

Stephen Moulton Babcock, an American agricultural chemist and food scientist, was born Oct. 22, 1843.  Babcock spent much of his career at the University of Wisconsin (UW) and its Agricultural Experiment Station, and he is somewhat of a Paul Bunyan-like hero in the...

William A. Mitchell

William A. Mitchell, an American food chemist, died July 26, 2004. Mitchell was one of the most inventive food concoctors of the 20th century. He worked for General Foods for many years, and in 1957 he came up with a powdered fruit-flavored drink that was marketed in 1959 as Tang. It sold slowly at first, but when NASA adopted Tang as the official drink of the Mercury and Gemini missions…

SOCIAL Science – Food Science in Action

Join Sara Clark, Senior Manager of Food Science and Regulatory Affairs at Russell Stover Candies, for an insiders look at how food science and technology contribute to the food you consume daily.