Food is Fuel

Nearly 30% of the food we bring into our homes goes out with the trash. Strawberries and bananas take the most in energy costs in growing, processing and transportation. But they are the first to go. Buying smaller quantities. Planning ahead. Buying local and in season makes sense. The original message of this WW1 themed poster read “Food is Ammunition.” John Sheridan designed the Food is Ammunition poster in 1918 for the United States Food Administration. The poster before you uses a photograph, taken for this project, of a basket of local vegetables with a message referencing today’s active lifestyle yet echoing the food posters of WW1.