KG FFT Unit 4

By KG • Food for Thought • 6 May 2013


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This poster I made represents four different periods in food history. These four periods are life, death, decay and birth.
The first section, life, symbolizes domestication through representations of animals in their natural habitats. Salinization is represented by a field with a settler pouring water over it. Finally, settlement is represented through cave houses, which based on the time period, were where settlers would have been living.

The second time period, death, is represented through global trade, plantations and growth. The photo of a plantation symbolizes both a plantation as well as global trade. I drew an arrow pointing up to a drawing of the earth, then a map of global trade, which shows where specific ingredients travel throughout the world. Finally, there is an image of trees ranging from smallest to largest. This represents how over time, things have just gotten larger and larger.

I represented the third time period, decay, by drawing smoke stacks, which symbolize industrialization. I represented transformation through an image of a man picking crops by hand, and then showing a truck doing the same job. This represents how technology has taken over and transformed how the food system is run. Finally, I represented technology by showing a tractor out on a farm that represents how things have changed in the agriculture industry.

In the fourth and final time period, birth, I represented many different aspects of food history. I represented the circular food system by drawing a chart showing how the food can be re-used once it is grown and eaten. I also represented harvesting and using crops from as nearby as possible. The closer a store or restaurant gets their ingredients from, the less oil is used to transport them, and the less pollution is created and put out into the atmosphere. Finally I showed the utilization of natural growth enhancers, such as the sun. The fewer chemicals and artificial enhancements that are used, the healthier the crops will be. This will clearly be better for the people eating the crops, as well as for the environment.


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