The need for food links humans across the globe, but the food we eat, the way we grow, prepare and eat it, our mealtime rituals, traditions and conversations…all of these elements distinguish us as cultures and individuals.
Food for Thought was a two-year, award-winning Indiana Humanities program presented by Indiana’s Family of Farmers. Through this program, Hoosiers examined and celebrated the ways food helps to define Indiana’s culture, and considered food in the context of history, law, politics, science, the arts, religion, ethnicity and our place in the world. Together, we shared and sampled the cultures reflected at the state’s table and addressed the local and global issues of hunger, nutrition, food production, obesity, food security and safety.
Elements of the program included: