Water, friend or foe 08

Water, friend or foe 08 - Highlights from Food and Culture...

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Unformatted text preview: Highlights from Food and Culture 1. Food Science is the foundation of advanced civilization- agriculture preservation- specialization Hunter gatherer 3,000,000 to 10,000 B.C.E. Agriculture 10,000 B.C.E. to 1800s C.E. Agro-industrial 1900s to present 2. How and why we eat : <15% $, fast, convenient, nutrition, plentiful, but disconnected. Food industry involves 12% of population, 10% of GDP, $ 900 Billion Industry 3. World Hunger not a Scientific Problem (Zimbabwe, Dufur, etc.) 4. Food Industry is market driven. (Burger King healthy kids meal 350 cal). 3. Corn as the center of Maya civilization, food integrated with a very hard life. 4. Uses of corn in U.S. 10% sweet, 90% other uses, HFCS. 5. Food Calories vs Car Calories. If an average Iowa farmer with a (e.g. 320 acre farm) feeds 280 people, and a gasohol plant uses 640 acres of corn/day, how many people dont eat? 6. Politics of Food. CAFTA, NAFTA Questions? Discussion? (Note change of topic order) Energy and Engineering Properties calorie = amt of Energy required to raise 1 gram H 2 0 1C C alorie (kcal) = amt of Energy required to raise 1 liter H 2 0 1C ~ 1 quart of water by 0.5 F (1 C = 5/9 F) More on Calories How many Calories does an ounce of water have? More on Calories How many Calories does an ounce of water have?...
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