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A Global History of Meat

  • North Berrien Historical Museum 300 Coloma Ave Coloma, MI 49038 United States (map)

From large-scale cattle farming to water pollution, meat—more than any other food—has had an enormous impact on our environment. Historically, Americans have been among the most avid meat-eaters in the world, but long before that, meat was not even considered a key ingredient in most civilizations' diets. 

Dr. Wilson Warren is a professor and chair of the History Department at Western Michigan University and has studied the meat industry for more than a decade. He recently published his book Meat Makes People Powerful: A Global History of the Modern Era. On Tuesday, May 21, Dr. Warren will appear at the North Berrien Historical Museum at 7:00 p.m. where he will present on how meat entered the daily diet and at what costs and benefits to society.

No RSVP is required for this free program. Please contact peter@northberrienhistory.org with any questions or call the Museum at (269) 468-3330.