November 20th Webcast: “Why the Chicken Became a Nugget and Other Tales of Processed Food”

On November 20, 2013, the Chemical Heritage Foundation will present a live #HistChem webcast that takes a historical look at how humanity has shifted its expectations about food, from fresh and flavorful to fast and frugal. Watch live at

The webcast will air at 6 p.m. EST. Guests will include historian Bryant Simon and sociologist David Schleifer

Simon is the author of Everything but the Coffee: Learning about America from Starbucks and Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America. He is now working on a broad ranging study of the high costs of cheap food.

Schleifer earned his Ph.D. in sociology from New York University. He researches health care, food, science, and technology. He is writing a book proposal based on his dissertation, “What Happened to Trans Fats?” which explains one of the most significant changes in the contemporary American food system.

To view past webcasts visit the Chemical Heritage Foundation Vimeo channel.



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