chemical substance that your body needs to function, grow, repair, and create energy (protein, carbs, fat, vitamins, fiber)
the study of nutrients and how the body uses them.
good health and positive well-being
kindness in welcoming guests or strangers
familiar foods that make people feel good
persons ability to taste and judge the different flavors of food.
set of customs, traditions, and beliefs shared by a large group of people.
relating to a specific culture
a cultures foods and styles of cooking
group's specific way of doing things
most widely produced and eaten food in an area
abstaining from some or all foods for a period of time, many religions
practice of creating new recipes by mixing the influences and preparation techniques of different food traditions
an environment and its community of organisms, which all depend upon each other for survival.
flow of food energy from simpler to more complex organisms.
a wide variety of species that lessens the risk of a break in the food cycle.
able to be stored at room temperature for weeks or months in the original, unopened containers
the length of time food holds its flavor and quality
substance added to food for a specific reason during processing
a country with a developed economy and a high standard of living.
countries that are not yet industrialized or just beginning the process
most severe form of food shortage lasting months to years causing thousands of deaths.
families raise their own food on a small plot of land
way of farming that protects the environment and does not use pesticides or artificial fertilizers.
ancient practice of raising shade-loving crops (mushrooms, cocoa) under the shelter of trees.
growing plants without soil
method of raising seafood in enclosed areas of water
making life choices to meet your own needs while still protecting the environment
scientists use the tools of modern genetics in the age-old process of improving plants, animals, and microorganisms for food production.
the study of producing, processing, preparing, evaluating, and using food.
the study of the physical world
the practical application of scientific knowledge
a product developed as a substitute for another food.
foods made to imitate other foods
food made from an inexpensive source and processed to imitate a more expensive food.
modified atmosphere packaging that uses carbon dioxide, oxygen, and nitrogen to slow bacterial growth.
"juice boxes" that consist of layers of plastic, paperboard, and aluminum foil.
flexible packages made of aluminum foil and plastic film
genes are removed from one organism, such as a plant, animal, or microorganism, and transferred to another organism.
genetic copy of an organism