Category Archives: Cans

Do we still need harvest festivals?

Loyal AmericanScience reader Anna Zeide wonders about Thanksgiving in a post-can world over at the Food Studies section of Grist. Check it out.

For those of you who teach some environmental history or history of technology alongside history of science, I can vouch for “The Miracle of the Can” as a great tool to generate discussion right around Thanksgiving. Seasons be damned!

For more Thanksgiving scholarly fun, see Neil Prendergast’s recent Environmental History article on “Raising the Thanksgiving Turkey.”

Talking Turkey the Somewhat-Old-Fashioned Way…

And a final tid-bit, from the department of applied science: Butterball University!