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Melanie Villani

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Tomatoes Tomatoes from the Aztecs http://www.scientificamerican.com/media/inline/that-burger-youre-eating-is-mostly-corn_1.jpg Bibliography http://lvs.psshee.com/images/potato.jpg The Great Food Migration By: Melanie Villani, Phoebe Yao, Dania Hill, Veronica Silva, and Lemuel Lan http://www.mimaggie.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/7807yellow_tomatoes.jpg http://www.jordanmeatsdeli.com/images/pork%20shoulder%20roast.jpg Meat From OW first potato tasted by Eu Peppers were traded with India and China from Portuguese traders, even finding its way to Hungary with the paprika peppers. Brought back by Columbus from the New World, since there were no Indian spices.
When the peppers were introduced to Italy, it flourished because of the warm climate. http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/ribeiroantonio/ribeiroantonio1004/ribeiroantonio100400014/6744241-red-capsicum-bell-pepper-shopped-in-half.jpg http://www.bloomberg.com/image/inUMEm7OsnIg.jpg Effects of Corn on Africa Corn was transported to Africa by way of Portuguese slave ships.

Corn grew more rapidly than any other grain.

Population increase.

And slave trade flourished Malnutrition takes its toll Many ate nothing but corn

Lack of nutrients = Disease

Mealie disease

American indians who depended on
corn ate many other foods to make
up deficiency in nutrients. http://www.msf.org.uk/UploadedImages/3f4bb76a-156e-4650-b2b0-3788c8e88b10.jpg Corn Becomes Staple Even in Europe where the people did not take to corn, corn was used for livestock.

Staple food of 200 million people in Africa and Latin America.

Used to make liquors and whiskey. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/30/91384464_a981689b58.jpg Corn was what made the civilizations in Central and South America.
Spaniards introduced maize to the Meditteranean. In the mid-16th century, corn became a basis or staple food for most countries. How potatoes effected the New and Old Worlds Juan de Castellanos found potatoes in a deserted Indian village
Said they were"good of flavor, a gift very acceptable to Indians and a dainty dish even for Spaniards" Food for large numbers in Europe
Peasants mistrusted potatoes and thought of them as poisonous Potatoes thrived in Ireland
Irish depended on the potato
Led to the Irish Potato Famine Irish potato famine 1845-1852
1 million people died in the Great Famine
One-third of Irish depended solely on potatoes http://uwstudentweb.uwyo.edu/M/MHARLAN/irishpotatofamine.html Mexico and Peru were able
to have beef and pork. Along
With chickens, sheep, and goat. The tomato seller sells a numerous amount of different tomatoes. Large
Sand Yellow (kinda, quite, or very yellow)
Red (very, quite, bright, reddish, rosy)
Ruddy (quite, very)
Hard While the tomato affected each country in Europe, it truly conquered in Italy. The warm climate proved ideal for the source of rich red sauces. Tomatoes are believed to have started as yellow. The italian word for tomato literally translates to Golden Apple.

Like most foods unknown to them, they assumed tomatoes to be either posionous or an aphrodisiac. http://freeimagesarchive.com/data/media/224/Hot%2BPeppers.jpg Meat From OW PEPPERS But before trade,
there wasn't that
much meat. http://youmakeityoueatit.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/raw-goat.jpg
http://youmakeityoueatit.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/raw-goat.jpg CORN Food and National Identity All foods come and came from different places, and each food represents different places in the world. Like when you think of pizza or pasta, you think of Italy. Or when you think about waffles you may think of Belgium. It’s the same when it comes to corn or potatoes. Potatoes come from Ireland, so when you think of potatoes, you think of Ireland. So in these ways food have a national identity.
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