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Why Study Food Science?. Chapter 2. Personal Benefits. What do you put unripe peaches in a paper bag? Why should you put potato salad on ice? Why would you put raw pineapple juice with meat? What does soaking celery that has lost its crispness do?. Exploring Careers.
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Why Study Food Science? Chapter 2
Personal Benefits • What do you put unripe peaches in a paper bag? • Why should you put potato salad on ice? • Why would you put raw pineapple juice with meat? • What does soaking celery that has lost its crispness do?
Exploring Careers • Scientists, family and consumer scientists, food editors, food scientist works for NASA, airline developing foods and packaging • Entry-level jobs = those that don’t require experience or training • Entrepreneurs – run businesses of their own ex. consulting work, freelance writing and opportunities in a food business
Social Impact • Scientists are working on better preservation and distributing methods • As populations grow fertile farmland is lost to housing – worlds population is growing 250,000 daily • Advances in biotechnology have developed tougher strains of traditional food crops.
Biodiversity & Public Health and Safety • Biodiversity = cultivating a variety of plants and animals. • When creating new strains of organisms for a few selected traits, scientists try to retain the hardiness that a plant or animal has developed over the generations. • Working on food supply on being more nutritionally • Scientists can determine what vitamins and minerals should be added to foods in certain areas
Environmental Impacts • Using disposable silverware made from degradable plant starches and then being able to eat your silverware, saving it from the landfill. • Raising plants that are more disease resistant and require less watering. • Research continues into energy-and cost-saving technologies for processing, storing and transporting foods. • Newer packaging – food can be stored without refrigeration – why is this important? • Dried food is very light- why would that matter?
Sustainable Farming • Sustainable Farming = producing food by natural methods that fit with local needs and conditions. Ex. eroding, letting cows graze • Integrated pest management (IPM) = controls pests with nonchemical deterrents • Having harmful insects live along with natural enemies, keeping the “bad bugs” in check • Composting plant waste and rotating crops from one growing season to the next.
Ch. 2 - Questions • How can studying food science help you manage your physical health? • Besides health, what other personal benefits might you get from studying food science? • Do food science careers require a college education? Explain your answer. • Describe what the career of a food scientist is like, • What global issues might fine solutions in food science?
Ch.2 Questions Continued • Why is biodiversity helpful? • Why do the food safety procedures one country follow make a difference to the people in other countries? • How do advancements in food science and technology affect family strength and welfare? • Give three examples of how food science promotes environmental protection. • What is sustainable farming? • What guidelines can help you conduct accurate research on the Internet?