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WHAP Timeline

Brian Nguyen
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Brian Nguyen

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Transcript of WHAP Timeline

WHAP Timeline Project Maize 1500 BCE Nixtamalization, the
process of applying
chemicals to the
plant to prevent
harmful side effects
caused by raw maize,
was created. 2007 CE Maize produced
ethanol which
was 40% of the
world's bio fuels,
most of it in the USA Regions Affected: USA and China 1492 CE Maize was discovered
by Columbus on Cuba 1530 CE Maize spread
throughout
Europe and
Asia 3500 BCE Maize was being
domesticated by
the Aztecs Rice 7500 BCE Rice was
domesticated
in China 300 BCE Rice was brought
to Japan 1966 CE The IRRI created a new
variety of rice called IR8 2007-2008 CE Rice prices tripled causing
riots all around the world 2000 CE New varieties of rice
accounted for 74%
of the rice-producing
areas across China Region Affected: China and Japan Wheat 8500 BCE Wheat was domesticated
in the Middle East 1962 CE Norman Borlaug created a new type of wheat 1963 CE Mexico exported 63,000
tons of wheat because of
Norman's new wheat 3000 BCE Egyptians turned wheat into bread
with bread ovens 1967 CE 1/5 of the USA's wheat
harvest was sent to India
as emergency food aid Regions Affected: India and Egypt Potato 1530 CE Spanish conquistadors discovered
the potato and brought it back to Spain 1709 CE When wheat failed for the year in France,
the potato didn't so France gained respect
for the potato 1600 CE Potatoes were being
cultivated on a small
scale in parts of
Europe 1601 CE Clusius, a botanist in Leyden,
described the potato and
gave it the scientific name
Solanum tuberosum 1633 CE According to the second edition of John Gerard’s
Herball “the Burgundians are forbidden to make use of these tubers, because they are assured that the eating of them causes leprosy.” Regions Affected: Spain and France Spices 2000 BCE Spice trade routes
were created 1000 BCE Spices began
being used
as medicine 1497 CE Vasco da Gama captained
a ship which was on a
quest for spices 100 BCE Spices were traded
overland in trade
routes later dubbed
The Silk Road 1560 CE Portugal controlled 75% of the
spice flow into Europe Regions Affected: Europe and China Sugar 1420 CE Sugar plantations
were transferred
to Madeira 1440 CE Black slaves were brought
to Madeira and that caused
an increase in sugar
production 1460 CE Madeira became
the biggest
producer of
sugar 1493 CE Columbus took sugar
canes to the New World 1503 CE First sugar cane mill
in the New World
was made in Hispaniola Regions Affected: New World and South America Canned Foods 1801 CE Nicolas Appert set up
an experiment to see
if he could preserve
food by putting food
in champagne bottles 1804 CE Appert set up a factory that
manufactured canned foods 1860 CE Louis Pasteur discovered how
decomposition work which is that
microbes die when exposed to heat 1795 CE In an effort to improve the diets of soldiers and sailors during military campaigns, the French government offered a prize to anyone who could develop a new way to preserve food 1870 CE In America, the production
of canned food went from
five million cans a year to
thirty million Regions Affected: North America and Europe By: Brian Nguyen
Fourth Period
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