- What are some ways that you personally preserve food at home?
- Are you interested in learning more about new and emerging food preservation technologies? Why or why not?
- prevention /pri-VEN-shuhn/
- mankind /MAN-kahynd/
- contribute /kuhn-TRIB-yoot/
- potential /puh-TEN-shuhl/
- consumer /kuhn-SOO-mer/
[noun] – the act of stopping something from happening or of stopping someone from doing something
Prevention is better than cure, so it’s important to take steps to avoid getting sick.
[noun] – the whole of the human race, including both men and women
Mankind has been exploring outer space for decades, but there is still much to be discovered.
[verb] – to be one of the reasons why something happens
Everyone can contribute to the community by volunteering their time or donating money to a good cause.
[adjective] – possible when the necessary conditions exist
The potential of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power is enormous, but more research and investment are needed to fully harness it.
[noun] – a person who buys goods or services for their own use
As a consumer, it’s important to be aware of the environmental impact of the products you buy and to choose products that are sustainable and eco-friendly.
Plastic and chemicals are two of the most important methods companies presently employ to decrease food waste. According to a Swiss study, the advantages of plastic packaging for cucumbers in terms of the environment outweigh its drawbacks. In order to eliminate microbes on fresh food and stop it from spoiling, chemicals including chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, and trisodium phosphate are frequently used. However, because of worries about the effects of plastics on the environment and the potential health dangers of chemical treatments, consumers are turning away from these techniques more and more.
As a result, new technologies are being developed to preserve fruits and vegetables without the use of plastics and chemicals, which may hold the key to solving this issue. Also, researchers are looking into a number of strategies to increase the shelf life of fresh vegetables, including high-tech coatings.
- How have people tried to preserve food throughout history?
- What is the main type of food that is wasted globally?
- What methods are companies currently using to decrease food waste?
- How are consumers reacting to the use of plastic and chemicals in food preservation?
- What are some strategies that researchers are looking into to increase the shelf life of fresh vegetables?
- What are some of the methods that have been used throughout history to preserve food in Japan? How have these methods evolved over time?
- How do you try to reduce food waste in your household?
- If researchers continue to look for ways to increase the shelf life of fresh vegetables, could it lead to a more effective solution for food waste prevention?
- Do you agree that food waste contributes to greenhouse gas emissions?
- Are there any other ways to reduce food waste apart from technology and infrastructure? How can we make sure that more of the fruits and vegetables we produce reach our plates?