How 2017 Spelled The End Of The Hippie Food Era

If it wasn’t apparent that organic food had gone corporate, the sirens clearly sounded this year when the retail behemoth Amazon acquired Whole Foods, which itself had already become an icon of corporatized natural food. The acquisitions of companies in the organic food business “took off in the ’90s but now involve bigger and bigger companies,” said Philip Howard, a professor at Michigan State University, who has tracked the consolidation of the industry over the decades. In 2017, it’s rare to find a well-known natural food brand that isn’t owned by a…

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London’s Victorian era pottery find unearths tale of how Indian food became popular in Britain

The crossrail project workers in London recently dug out an unusual collection of archaeological remains. Consisting more that 13,000 condiment and jam jars from the 19th century, the discovery is said to provide new insights into the history of British food, especially the external influences on it. As per the Museum of London Archaeology, this is the largest collection of pottery discovered from a single archaeological site in London. The site of the archaeological find was previously occupied by the Victorian era food manufacturing company Crosse and Blackwell. The company…

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