From Aquaculture to Hot Dogs

ohio agriculture history

Most people in the United States take food for granted, and never know real hunger. Today's abundance of food is relatively new, and not everyone shares in it. Almost 850 million people around the world go to bed hungry each night, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. And hunger is on the rise again, after falling steadily in the early 1990s.

Ohio scientists and inventors have made enormous contributions to America's agricultural bounty. On this site you'll read about creative geniuses who developed and introduced the basics of a full belly, such as new high-yielding varieties of grain. Other Ohioans pioneered new areas of agriculture, and exposed the world to new foods. The breakfast food industry got a start in the Buckeye State. So did the hot dog, chewing gum, and Life Savers. From the field to the table and beyond, Ohio has had an impact.

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