Science, Agriculture, and Nutrition: The Government Documents that Influenced a Nation’s Food and Diet

Charmaine Henriques

Abstract


Since its creation in 1862, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published bulletins, reports, pamphlets, posters and a variety of other informational resources. These materials have facilitated the crafting of strategies that have shaped the nutritional standards of the country but also records scientific and technological advances in farming, agriculture and food production. These publications (dating back from the 1800s to the present) help tell the stories of how U.S. federal agricultural policies have advanced the health and welfare of a growing American population.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/dttp.v44i2.6072

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