Tagged food science

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“Beyond Taste Buds: The Science of Delicious”

Jan 1, 2016
It’s not just taste or smell or texture: all these things work together to enhance our experience as we eat. Learn about the latest research in taste in this fascinating article from National Geographic. Your students can be food scientists with …
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“Food Evolution” movie screening addresses food facts

May 2, 2018
GMOs have generated a lot of confusion and fear in the food world. In an effort to help people become more knowledgeable about the food they eat, the Ohio Soybean Council sponsored a showing of the movie Food Evolution . Forbes magazine says, …
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Abby Snyder

Assistant Professor of Microbial Food Safety, Cornell University
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AFNR food science

6 lessons, 8 files
What is food science? We are bombarded by new foods every time we go into a grocery store or watch television. Where are all of these foods coming from? Food science is the answer. This AFNR unit introduces several …
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Ag Biotech Academy: another winning workshop!

Jul 27, 2017
Ag Biotech Academy 2017: 2 days, 29 teachers, and lots of lively learning! This Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored workshop took place at the Global Impact STEM Academy in July, with two activity tracks. AgBiotech 101, presented by GNG teacher leader …
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Anton Kilburn

Science teacher, Global Impact STEM Academy
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Be a food scientist

5 lessons, 16 files
What is your protein IQ? Create a cookbook to learn Standard Operating Procedures for food safety and environmental monitoring. Test for proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids and compare plant and animal protein.
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Beans about water: soybeans and food science

1 lesson, 2 files
What role do soybeans and soy products play in my everyday life? Are soybeans everywhere? Really? Check ingredient labels in a variety of cookies, peanut butter, soups, chips, chocolate candy, microwave popcorn and other processed snacks. Many of the foods we eat …
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Behind the scenes at Willy’s Salsa!

Jun 28, 2019
After making their own salsas, the food science workshop participants had the opportunity to tour Willy’s Salsa production facilities. Willy’s Salsa got its start at CIFT’s Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen (NOCK), a commercial kitchen available to small …
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Biofuels: Fuel from Food?

May 2, 2019
The question for this experiment was which type of sugar (glucose or sucrose) can produce the most ethanol (greatest ethanol percent) through the fermentation and distillation of different food products (corn syrup, strawberry, molasses, corn, and …
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Can you taste the difference?

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Can you discriminate the difference in taste between two products? When a food company is offering a new product, changing ingredients, or researching potential products, it is important for the company to know what the consumer reaction is likely to be of the …
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Career connections brings together educators and industry professionals

Sep 18, 2014
More than 150 Ohio Career Tech administrators and teachers were introduced to 21st century agriculture during the annual conference for the Association of Career Technical Educators, held at the Easton Hilton in Columbus, July 30-31, 2014. The …
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Career spotlight: Food Scientist

Aug 17, 2015
A food scientist does a lot of interesting things: develops new food products, from the initial idea to the finished product improves existing products troubleshoots product-related issues including flavor/sensory, quality, shelf-stability, …
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Considering jobs in fresh fields

Aug 21, 2019
Did you know that we are only able to fill about 60% of the open jobs in the food and agriculture industry each year with students graduating from colleges of agriculture? The result—we need young adults who are not majoring in agriculture to c …
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Cool curriculum for your classroom

Apr 2, 2015
Here are two of the creative units Rachel Sanders has developed for GrowNextGen: Are You Gonna Eat That? Students create a cookbook to learn Standard Operating Procedures for food safety and environmental monitoring. They also test their soy milk …
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Donna Meller

High school science teacher at Pettisville High School: Science 8, Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, and High School Research Class
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Doug Grieble

AP Biology, Honors Biology, Science of Food Unwrapped at Hilliard Bradley High School
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Easy, Fast, Efficient Technique for Rewriting Plant Genome

Sep 3, 2015
“The speed and simplicity of CRISPR have momentous implications for agriculture: The process could lead to plants that can withstand what an increasingly overheated nature has in store. It could also result in a more nutritious yield, from less …
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Experiencing food science: field to package

Jun 28, 2019
Do you like yogurt? Salsa? What if you could make it from scratch and learn about the science involved? This new workshop, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) in partnership with the Center for Innovation in Food Technology (CIFT) and …
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Fermented foods workshop brings teachers close-up with mold

Jan 20, 2016
GrowNextGen Teacher leaders Colin Day and Abby Snyder recently presented “Fermented Foods! Mold Fermented Soy Products”, a workshop for middle and high school biology teachers in central New York. Fifteen participants learned about fermented soy …
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Food processing

Sep 7, 2017
Interested in food processing? Watch Dan McGrady, VP of Technical Services and Alicia Sexton, Technologist talk about career opportunities at Wyandot Inc.
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Food science

Sep 7, 2017
Jamie Hannen, from T.Marzetti, talks food science and explains the details that go into creating soy-based salad dressings. Check out all the career opportunities that are available within food science, technology, research and development and many …
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Food science workshop enhances classroom learning

Sep 19, 2019
Janel Gerwin, an instructor at Oak Harbor High School/Penta Career Center, attended the Experience Food Science: Field to Package workshop. This event, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council and the Center for Innovation in Food Technology, included …
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Food science workshop makes the news!

Jul 5, 2019
WNWO Toledo came out to find out more about the food science workshop, a collaboration between the Center for Innovation in Food Technology, the Ohio Soybean Council, and AgCredit.
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High-oleic oil: What’s all the fuss?

3 lessons, 13 files
How does chemical structure affect chemical performance? Trans fat is out, so back to the drawing board. In this unit, students will explore the chemical behavior of molecules related to the structure by 1) examining how the structure of high-oleic oil …
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International agriculture development

Sep 7, 2017
Are you interested in travel and helping others? Then a career in international agriculture development may be for you.
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International trade

Nov 1, 2017
A career in global ag trade relies on strong interpersonal skills and an understanding of the food system. Could this career be for you?
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Jamie Hannen

Senior Food Scientist—Retail R&D at T. Marzetti Company
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Learning about food industry news

Mar 29, 2019
CIFT recently sponsored the annual Food Industry Summit, a gathering for food manufacturers, auxiliary service providers, and other interested people. Global Impact STEM Academy instructors Jennifer Foudray and Rachel Sanders, GrowNextGen teacher …
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Learn “oil” about it! High-oleic e-learning course

May 21, 2015
Ever wondered what’s in your vegetable oil? A new e-learning course developed by GrowNextGen Teacher Leader Andrea Harpen with assistance from Monsanto will help you understand the chemical structure of vegetable oil and introduce you to two …
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Let’s eat! Exploring food science

4 lessons, 14 files
How is science in everything we eat? What is your favorite food? Chances are a soybean product is being used to process it or, if it’s a meat dish, was used to feed the animal. Other living things (microbes) help to make our food, too. C …
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Meet our teacher leaders

May 21, 2015
Whitney Short teaches agriscience and biotechnology to 7th-12th graders at Anthony Wayne High School in Perrysburg, Ohio. She recently attended the Commodity Classic in Florida with a group of educators and found the collaboration really helpful in …
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Mooove over, Bessie; there’s a new (Soy)Cow in town!

Sep 14, 2015
A “SoyCow” is a processing system that can grind and cook whole soybeans into soymilk, from which beverages, soya “cheese” (tofu), yogurt and other soy foods can be made. The SoyCow can process 4 pounds of raw soybeans into 4 gallons of nutritious soymilk …
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New AFNR units coming soon!

Jun 30, 2015
GrowNextGen teacher leaders and agriscience teachers Courtney Bockbrader, Meredith Wolfe, and Whitney Short are developing new units for classroom teachers. These units are part of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources course, the first course …
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New unit—Soy in food: What is that doing there?

Oct 2, 2015
In this unit, students measure the nutrient content of various foods, determine the function of soy in foods, and learn how fermentation of soy can be used to make different foods. The unit includes international/cultural implications for the way …
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Ohio Food Industry Summit 2019

Mar 25, 2019
GNG partner CIFT , the Center for Innovative Food Technology, is sponsoring the 2019 Ohio Food Industry Summit in Columbus this month. Food manufacturers and auxiliary service providers will meet to discover new techniques, learn about industry …
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Oh soy good!

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How might soymilk, and other types of milk, help ensure food security? Investigate various milk sources and their composition through core disciplines of Science, Math, Social Studies and Language Arts to discover the availability of milk types within multiple cultures …
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Our new partner brings a LOT to the table!

Mar 23, 2019
We’re partnering with CIFT, the Center for Innovative Food Technology , to bring you a great new summer workshop called Experience Food Science: Field to Package . This workshop, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council and CIFT with a grant from …
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Plenish® of ways to use oil

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Can you transform fats in your diet? Current trends in consumer behavior show that people want to eat healthier and are looking for simple ways to transform their diets. High oleic soybean oil features lower saturated fat while …
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Rachel Sanders

Science Instructor and FFA Advisor at Global Impact STEM Academy
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September is National Food Safety Education Month

Aug 28, 2017
guest post by Abby Snyder, The Ohio State University Gastroenteritis, a stomach illness characterized by nausea, cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea, results from eating food contaminated with microbial pathogens. Keeping these pathogens out of food …
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Sharing the great GrowNextGen resources!

Apr 7, 2016
Dale Minyo of Ohio Ag Net recently interviewed Kelly Lewis, Bioscience Technologies teacher at Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools in Gahanna. Lewis was introduced to GrowNextGen through a summer workshop a few years ago. Now she uses …
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Soybean Ink and Salad Dressing

Apr 21, 2016
Instructors Abby Snyder and Colin Day recently participated in Science Night for Geneva City School District in New York. They saw over 350 people and presented a soy lecithin ink lesson, connecting it to the principle of emulsification. …
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Soybeans: from ballast to biotech

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What is the future of biotechnology? Create models to understand DNA and the gene transfer process used in biotechnology. Explore questions: Are there harmful side effects of biotechnology? Can biotech solve world hunger? Should GMO …
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Soy in food: What is that doing in there?

4 lessons, 17 files
How does the chemical composition of soybeans impact the characteristics of soy-containing foods? Have you ever looked on a food label and seen soy products on it, even though it wasn’t made from soybeans? This unit explores the various uses of soy in foods and how soy can be used to accomplish v …
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Soy McCoy coloring book

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What is a soybean? What value does it have? For younger students, a coloring book that introduces soybeans: the history and the uses in animal agriculture, bioproducts and the local grocery store. This is perfect for ag days, camps or after …
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Stuck without science fair ideas?

Nov 4, 2014
Tired of the familiar old baking-soda-and-vinegar “volcano”? The potato clock? The effect of colored lights on plants? Well, yawn no more—we’ve got lots of exciting ideas for your next science fair project! GrowNextGen has fantastic units that lend thems …
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Three tracks at Ag Biotech Academy

Jun 26, 2019
The 2019 Ag Biotech Academy gave participants the opportunity to work through three different lab tracks: food, fuel, and skills. Thanks to the Ohio Soybean Council and Pioneer ‘s sponsorship, teachers went home with a supply kit for the labs of …
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Trevor Horn

Agriculture & Food Science / Food and Nutrition teacher at Reynoldsburg High School
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Woeber’s Mustard plant tour reveals an array of job opportunities

Aug 24, 2016
What’s even more amazing than the hundreds of products made at the Woeber’s Mustard plant? All of the jobs related to them! Teachers attending the Ag Biotech Academy workshop toured the facility and found lots of opportunities for science students. Pro …
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Your students’ career exploration journey starts here

Feb 29, 2016
We’ve done the legwork to gather these great resources. Now you can help your students explore and make career plans for a bright future! As an educator, you want to help students connect their learning with the real world, but you’re in need of good …
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“Good boy! Have some soy!”, pet owners should say

May 31, 2017
“Is there a nutritional difference when using a different flour base while making dog biscuits?” That’s the question Allison Sanders of Global Impact STEM Academy set out to answer with her science project. Sanders compared the amount of …