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Food Processing

  1. Tell about the system for producing, processing, and distributing food in the coutnry. Explain why foods are processed, and what types are dried, canned, frozen, or salted.

  2. Do the following:
    1. Make a chart of a single food item of livestock origin. Show how it moves through the system from the basic source of supply through farm production, processing, distribution, possible storage, and from market or food store to your table. List what happens at each step. Tell how the steps in the movement from point of origin to the table are related.
    2. Make a chart of a single food item of crop or vegetable origin. Show how it moves through the system from a basic source of supply through farm production and harvest, processing, distribution, possible storage, and from market or food store to your table. List what happens at each step. Tell how the steps of movement from point of origin to the table are related.
    3. Using native methods, demonstrate the preservation of fish, meat, fruits, and vegetables for later consumption. (Example: daing or tinapa for fish and meat, jellies or sweets for fruits, and buro for a vegetable).

  3. Visit a food processing or repacking plant. After talking with the owner, explain what you found out to your Counselor.

 

LOCAL LINKS
Worksheet - http://www.mbcenter.org/pub/ws/ws_foodprocessing.pdf