Glass milk bottles were replaced by disposable cartons made of waxed paper in the 1950s, followed by plastic jugs with caps and handles in the 1980s. In some areas of the world, including Ontario, Hungary and South Afric... More » Food Food Facts Food History

While the exact origin of milk is unknown, evidence suggests that dairy was first consumed in central Europe and the central Balkans when farming started there in the 13th century, according to Science Daily. Milk was us... More » Food Food Facts Food History

Some examples of recyclable plastics include peanut butter jars, toys, milk bottles, plumbing material, food bags, medicine bottles, plastic cling wraps, stadium cups and syrup containers. Others include detergent bottle... More » Science Environmental Science Sustainability

In the century between 1915 and 2015, the price of milk went from 17.6 cents for a half gallon to $3.50 for a full gallon. The highest price of the decade as of December 2015 was $3.90 in November 2007. More »

Although dining habits evolved considerably over the course of the century, meat, fish, vegetables and bread were the most commonly consumed foods of the 1800s. More »

Colonists baked pumpkin pies by stewing pumpkins in milk, honey and spices before cooking them in shells or pots placed on hot ashes. Pumpkin pie with a pastry shell didn't exist until 1651 when the French recipe "tourte... More »

North American pioneers ate foods like grains, fruits, wild berries, fish, turkey, rabbit , deer, pork, eggs, milk, honey, corn, bread and potatoes. These were foods that they grew, picked, hunted or bought at a nearby g... More »