Empires of Food
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Journalist Andrew Rimas and agricultural researcher Evan Fraser discuss what food has meant to humanity throughout the centuries and how our food supply is at risk. Empires of Food: Feast, Famine, and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations shows how cities, culture, government, and religion are founded on the production and exchange of food. It also looks at what happens when crops fail and soil erodes, leading to poverty, famine, and war.