Nat Geo Sets Date For Food-Based Mini-series

National Geographic Channel will air its six-hour miniseries chronicling the history of food in late November.

The series, Eat: The Story of Food, will debut over three consecutive nights on Nov. 21-23 and will center on different food-based themes including food revolutionaries, meat, sugar, seafood, junk food and grains, said network officials. The series will show how what we eat and how we eat it has defined human civilization and cultures worldwide.

In addition to this television special, National Geographic Channel and the National Geographic Society will explore the future of food through a major, multiyear cross-platform initiative which includes books, a website ( an education curriculum, events and exhibitions.

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