During my twitter research, I discovered an interesting article discussing how drones can revolutionize and change the way we produce and eat in America. The FAA has recently issued its first permit for the agricultural use of unmanned aerial vehicles. This technology, already being used in other countries, can greatly improve farming efficiency. They can help locate bad spots in large fields, effectively lower prices for consumers, and improve the environment by targeting areas with chemicals more accurately.
Through my research about organic food and genetically modified organisms I found that more and more Americans are demanding less pesticides in their food. In the article I read it talks about how the demand for organic food has increased: USDA economists reported that organic produce sales spiked from $5.4 billion in 2005 to an estimated $15 billion last year and increased by 11 percent between 2013 and 2014. This shows how more people are becoming aware of how conventionally grown foods are processed.
In todays society the organic food movement has grown significantly, since people have realized the importance of eating healthy.
What is organic food, and is it actually healthier than non organic food?
Organic food is food that has been grown without the use of chemicals or pesticides. Organic farms use natural methods to grow and maintain their crops.The U.S. Department of Agriculture has established an organic certification program that requires all organic foods to meet strict government standards. These standards regulate how such foods are grown, handled, and processed.
Italy is the home to many great beginnings like birth of the western civilizations, the Roman Empire, the Roman Catholic Church, the Renaissance and the Risorgimento . The first civilization that lived in Italy were the Etruscans. They were an ancient civilization that historians know very little about the Etruscans much of what is known about this civilization is derived from grave goods and tomb findings. Italy was also the home of the powerful Roman Empire and the Renaissance that helped form the way western civilization is now.
The author of The Omnivore's Dilemma wrote about the wrongs and rights of the food we choose to eat in depth. I feel like he knew that the people reading this book wouldn't know half the things he's written about food. “Don't eat anything incapable of rotting.” A lot of people wouldn't care where the chicken in their chicken nuggets grew up, but the author tried to raise awareness by writing this book that you should care.
Genetically modified organisms (GMO's) have been under question since they began to appear in grocery stores and markets across the world, with all of us wondering whether we should eat them or not. A GMO is a plant or meat product that has had it's DNA artificially altered in a laboratory by genes from other plants, animals, viruses, or bacteria. This allows the modified products to last much longer than organic products, and prevents the products from a number of diseases it might otherwise have in nature. The question currently out there: are GMO's bad for our health?
GMO stands for genetically modified organisms. GMOs are foods that have been modified in order to produce different traits. Many farmers are beginning to use GMO crops because these specially engineered foods are built to withstand harsh and unexpected climate changes. You could be eating GMOs in your bread, cookies, cakes, and other processed goods. Genetically modified foods affect me and my family directly. I want to know what I am putting into my body, and I feel like I have a right to know that. Too many times producers are masking the truth from their consumers.
One question I have in this life is when will this world, our earth, run out of resources? With the population of the world growing exponentially and the food growth growing linearly the world is bound to run out of food and resources for all at some point. We already can't support food for every human on Earth but when will everybody run out of food? It's a scary thought to think that the smartest human race could run out of basics needs, especially food and water.
I decide to do my senior project about animals abuse because I’m an animals lover. I feel extremely bad every time I find out about an animal abuse case. That’s why I want to learn more about it and actually find some effective solution for it.
While doing my research, I came across an interesting question that made me think a lot. As a result, I went on and researched more about it. The results are pretty stunning.
I’m currently reading the book If I Should Die Before I Wake, And i have to say its a fantastic book so far. Even though it can be kind of depressing at some points, and that theres a lot of death, but i’m really interested in the Holocaust. I was reading a part in the book, “I could no longer concentrate on my studies; it had been days since I had been to school, all I could think about was food.”
“A few days after we came home from the hospital, I sent a letter to a friend, including a photo of my son and some first impressions of fatherhood. He responded, simply, 'Everything is possible again.' It was the perfect thing to write, because that was exactly how it felt. We could retell our stories and make them better, more representative or aspirational. Or we could choose to tell different stories. The world itself had another chance.”
Should schools ban junk food? President Obama wants to ban junk food. I think that they shouldn’t ban junk food. They shouldn't ban junk food because students wouldn’t eat at all if junk food is banned.
President Obama wants to ban junk food in schools. Junk food may be cheap, but sugar, fat, and other unhealthy ingredients make it unhealthy.
"Because school children consume a high percentage of their daily caloric intake during the school day, they should have the highest-quality nutritional choices available to them at these times."- Will Dunham, Reuters.
I think that junk food should be banned in schools because it doesn't give the nutrition and energy that students need in school.
I basically organized my information into two separate parts divided even further into subtopics and my information continued. My central topic is food but mostly about the two parts, organic food and non organic food. Then those each have three subtopics economic, health environment. This makes sense for my paper because I need to see both sides in order to see wich is better. My biggest problem was finding out what goes where.
My concept map relates to the rest of my research I already found because it is my research just that its more organized.
Those who don’t know any better think that Mexicans eat Mexican food all the time. For example, this one time a taco truck went to my sister’s school and this girl was trying to cut my sister. My sister told her no and the girl was like that why did she care that she ate tacos and burritos everyday. It’s just how people think that black people like chicken, and not all of them do. They might think that we eat Mexican food because they mostly see Mexican cooks in the taco truck.
Volcano: Shakes then explodes.
King Burger: Enters from the left and walks toward Princess Fries. “Hello Fries”
Princess Fries: Starts facing the right. When Prince Burger talks, she turns to face the left. “Hello to you too”
King Burger: “I wish I was here with good news”
Princess Fries: “ What is it”
"It's easy, it's filling, and it's convenient and inexpensive. Compared to other foods it's something that working people and ordinary people can go out and enjoy. "
"Fast food chains spend a large amount of marketing to get the attention of children."
"Today a typical fast food hamburger has dozens or hundreds of strips of beef from different cattle, in different regions blended together. So, if you have one sick cow in the batch, then the risk of getting sick is greater. "
The production of fast food has affected out country in several ways as the book displays. It highers obesity, ruins our landscape, and deepen the separation between rich and poor. There is a big affect on fast foods on the U.S, mostly negatively. It makes consumers gain weight and get addicted to the health-risking food. It poses big possibilities in diseases in where their products are made from as well. The high demand for the fast food causes the producers to take over more and more of fresh and beautiful land in the U.S.
I was 9 years old and it was my first New Year in America. Our whole family was buying stuff for the New Year. I was getting ready with others. That day my cousin came from the army and I was glad to see him. Hours later, my family guests arrived. Within, twenty minutes the guests were going wild, the kids were throwing food and paper all over the place.
It was 11:50 till twelve o'clock they turn on the TV to see the countdown 10 second left.When the seconds finish people started playing the trumpet it was laud the way they were playing it.
1 cup chickpea flour
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
¾ cup of water
1 quart of oil for deep frying
½ of a cauliflower
2 regular sized potatoes
½ a cup of spinach
1) Cut the onions and potatoes into tiny slices and cut the cauliflower and spinach into tiny pieces.
2) Pour all of the ingredients, with the exception of oil and water.
3) Sift the mix and gradually add water until the mix becomes a thick batter.
4)In a saucepan, heat the oil.
-2 cups of flour
-2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
-2 teaspoons of yeast
-1 cup of warm water
-1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
-1/2 teaspoon of salt
-1/2 cup of brown sugar; packed
-2 tablespoons of any chopped nuts
-1 tablespoon of any chopped nuts
1. Mix all dough ingredients in a bowl except for flour until completely combined.
2. Add flour bit by bit until all the flour in incorporated with the rest of the ingredients.
3. Cover the dough with a damp cloth or paper towel and set aside for 1 hour.
*1 cup of rice
*1/2 cup of coconut shreds
*1 1/2 cup of sugar
*half gallon of milk
1-Gather ingredients and soak rice in a bowl of water for half an hour.
2-Rinse out the water after 30 minutes and mix it to break it down to smaller pieces.
3-Keep the stove and pan ready at a level of 3
4-Then add the rice, coconut shreds, and milk in a pot and stir occasionally for 30 minutes.
5-After that, add the 1 1/2 cup of sugar and stir for about 10 more minutes. Make sure the pudding isn't watery anymore.
The ingredients are:
• 6 Eggs
• 1⁄2 Cup Mayonnaise
• 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon Relish
• Optional: Bread
To make the dish:
1) Take 6 eggs and put them in a pot with water. Make sure the eggs are completely submersed in the water.
2) Boil the eggs on medium-high heat until they are hard boiled. This should take roughly 10 minutes.
3) Take the eggs out of the water and peel the egg shell.
4) Cut the eggs into small pieces.
5) Mix the eggs with mayonnaise and relish in a bowl.
6) Optional: Spread on bread.
For my Advisory Project, I made chicken biriyani. This is a traditional dish made in Bangladesh and neighboring countries, usually made in celebrations or parties. It's chicken and rice with a special mixture of spices called masala.
The ingredients needed for this dish are rice, masala, yogurt, ghee, olive oil, onions, ginger, chicken, garlic paste, and ginger paste. The amount of each ingredient varies. Ghee is a sort butter oil that comes from cows and can be found in numerous Asian grocery stores.
1) Prepare the Ingredients: Slice Cucumber, Chop Scallion
a. To make the noodles: Boil a pot of water at high heat. When it is boiled, put in the noodles, change heat to medium. Let noodles boil for about 10 minutes.
b. To make the sauce: Pour oil into a large pan. Add Star Anise.
a. Noodles: When the noodles are cooked fully, turn off the heat.
b. Sauce: When you can smell the Star Anise, put chopped scallion and pork into the pan.
4) Sauce: Cook pork until it turns a brownish color.
5) Sauce: Add the cup of black bean paste into the pan.
6) Sauce: Mix the ingredients well and let the sauce cook for about 5 more minutes, then turn the heat off.
For my cultural food project I decided on making a Mexican desert called Ante de Almendra, I chose this plate because it is from Oaxaca, a place where I have some family members and I have never made it before so it would be a new experience. At first I thought it would be a bit difficult because I had never actually made a desert just food but it took less time than I thought it would and although it didn't result the way it was suppose to I wouldn't mark it as a complete failure.
The dish that i made for the international food sale for our advisory was fried rice. It was fairly simple but time consuming. I started cooking at 8:00 and ended at 9:30. Here is the process that i created this.