EDUCATED CHOICES PROGRAM
LESSON PLAN 5
We just learned about some new technologies that are advancing food science and expanding our options. Now, let's explore the technology behind different foods in more depth.
2. Read about and watch the process behind making realistic plant-based foods from these two companies (see article and video below). Write down 3 main findings about how these new food technologies work, using both the images you see and what the authors/speakers are saying.
3. Read about the process behind making animal products without animals from these two cell-based/cultivated meat companies (see 2 articles below). Write down 3 main findings about how these new food technologies work, using both the images you see and what the authors are saying.
4. Compare and contrast the processes behind making traditional animal products, plant-based alternatives, and cell-based/cultivated meat products, focusing on the following:
5. Why do you think traditional meat companies are investing in these new technologies (either with their own companies, or by partnering with others)?
Can you think of any other ways that these new products can continue to improve upon some of the issues facing traditional agriculture? Explain your thoughts.