- Mahatma Gandhi was working on the independence movement for India, and wanted to change diets so as not to support British foods and companies. Based on the first letter, what questions do you think Mahatma Gandhi had for George Washington Carver? What advice did Carver give to Gandhi regarding a diet plan?
- Can the foods Carver recommended to Ghandi and his followers be homegrown? Why is that important?
- Do you think Carver believes that people can thrive on a plant-based diet? Use evidence from the letters to explain.
- Why would Ghandi, who was living in India, be interested in the work of Carver, who was working and living in the United State?
Carver, George W., and Gandhi, M.K., 24 February 1929 - 27 July 27 1935. Courtesy of World Food Prize