Food

How to Prepare (Thanksgiving) Food in Space

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See how to prepare a meal aboard the International Space Station in this video from NASA. To celebrate holidays like Thanksgiving in space, astronauts often like to eat their own versions of the traditional foods. Specially packaged dehydrated foods, like turkey tetrazzini, can be prepared using hot water.

Cheese by the Numbers: 63

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What does the number 63 have to do with cheese? And how does milk turn into cheese curd? Find out in this episode of Cheese Cubed!

Michelle Orner Chat

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Meet food scientist Michelle Orner in this videos from WPSU Penn State’s “Women in Science Profiles” (WiSci Files). Michelle is the Quality Manager at Penn State University’s famous Berkey Creamery, where her favorite part of her job is tasting the ice cream!

Michelle Orner Video Profile

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Meet food scientist Michelle Orner in this videos from WPSU Penn State’s “Women in Science Profiles” (WiSci Files). Michelle is the Quality Manager at Penn State University’s famous Berkey Creamery, where her favorite part of her job is tasting the ice cream!

Next Meal: Engineering Food

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The 2012 ballot initiative Proposition 37 would have required foods containing genetically engineered ingredients to be labeled in California. Prop 37 was defeated, but some 6 million Californians voted in favor of labeling, signaling that many aren't completely comfortable with genetically engineered food.

Are the benefits of genetically engineered foods worth the risks?

This video from QUEST Northern California is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Family Sweet-Potato Farm | America's Heartland

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Modern farming is a complex industrial coordination of crop yields, processing, packing, shipping, and food-safety certification. Travel to Matthews Ridgeview Farms in Wynne, Arkansas, where 21st-century complexity is built on basic principles of quality product and family heritage.

Cheese-Making Lab Activity

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In this classroom-practice video created for Teachers' Domain Professional Development, high school teacher Diane Provenzano leads her biotechnology class through a lab activity in which students produce cheese curds using two different enzymes: a nonrecombinant enzyme (rennin) and a recombinant enzyme (chymosin). Students also test the effects of different types of milk on curd formation. The accompanying PDF document outlines the process.

All-Natural Pet Food | America's Heartland

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Healthy eating is important for everyone, including our pets! Take an inside look at how a healthy, all-natural pet food is produced.

Sugar-Beet Farm Family | America's Heartland

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Discover how a sugar-beet farm in Montana is firmly rooted in the support of the tight-knit Uffelman family.

Pollinators: Putting Food on the Table: Video | Nature Works Everywhere

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Pollinators are often overlooked, but in reality are overwhelmingly crucial animals in maintaining ecosystem health and productivity. By enabling plant reproduction, bees and other insects hold the key to keeping wild systems functioning. Learn how scientists and everyday people can help pollinators by changing farming practices and by planting pollinator gardens. 

Find a lesson plan here to accompany this video. 

 

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