Mars, Incorporated Sponsors U.S. Tour of National Archives' Food Exhibition | Nutrition & Health |

April 2013 - Mars Incorporated press release


"The Foundation for the National Archives is pleased to announce that Mars, Incorporated and its Uncle Ben’s® Brand have donated $250,000 to sponsor a national tour of the National Archives Experience’s popular exhibition “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?”


The generous donation will help launch a multi-city traveling exhibition of “What’s Cooking?” beginning in 2014. The gift follows a $100,000 donation by the company and its subsidiary, Mars Food, to sponsor “What’s Cooking?” when it debuted in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, in 2011.


The landmark exhibit, curated by the National Archives’ Alice Kamps, uses the treasured records of the National Archives to explore how federal policies affect the food Americans eat. The exhibit is divided into four sections – Farm, Factory, Kitchen, and Table -- and illustrates the role government agencies play in influencing the production, regulation, research, innovation, and economics of the food supply."