Food Price Inflation and Health
Periods of concurrent economic downturn and high food price inflation can exacerbate health threats for infants and children in developing countries.
Skipping School for Harvest Camp
As more young adults joined the military or worked in wartime industries, England turned to children to fill the growing gap in agricultural labor.
Plant of the Month: Cassava
Cassava can grow in hot climates with little rainfall. It may be the "root crop of the century."
“Beating the Bounds”
How did people find out where their local boundaries were before there were reliable maps?
England’s Forgotten Favorite Drink
Thanks to botanical artists, 19th century paintings of perry pears are helping to bring England's forgotten bubbly back to our glasses.
Community Gardens Were All the Rage…in the 1700s
An eighteenth-century precedent for today's community gardens in Sheffield, England.