The number of times people eat a day usually vary. Also, people will include various type of food in their diets. It is food technology and food science that have made it possible to achieve that. People would be wrong if they see no need for science in the food industry. In the US, the food industry is actually the biggest manufacturing industry. If we don’t have dedicated food scientists working relentlessly, we would not be having many things we have today.
Here, you will learn more about major achievements in food technology.
1. Baby carrots.
Probably, you just run to a store and pick up baby carrots. Most likely, these baby carrots might be the only ones your kids ever eat. However, carrots do not grow that way are normally ugly, long roots with a dirty skin. Basically, carrots were invented in 1980s. Therefore, grocery stores had to do with the misshapen, ugly carrots. As a result, customers picked those that seemed pretty. As a result, farmers and grocery stores had to throw away so many carrots. A farmer known as Mike Yurosek later came up with the baby carrots. Because of this inventions, carrots are more desirable.
2. A machine that cleans salt water.
Basically, everyone knows that ocean water is not suitable for drinking. This water is also dangerous because it would lead to dehydration. Actually, of the world water, 97% is salt water and 2% has been frozen in glaciers. Studies are being done on a machine that eliminates salt from salt water. The MIT researchers have come up with an eco-friendly machine that is also cost-effective. This machine make the water healthy and drinkable.
3. Invention of an anti-shake spoon.
Today, you will find a new spoon that help counteracts shaky hands. This technology employs 360-degree stabilization to reduce the shaking by 85%. Often, individuals suffering from Parkinson’s disease or hand tremors experience difficulty while eating. The spoon was designed with these people in mind. Usually, the manufacturers use medical grade silicone as well as other safe materials in the production of this anti-shake spoon. When not being used, the spoon will shut off automatically.
4. Green rice.
Basically, it is not a green colored rice. Nevertheless, the rice is genetically modified. This helps to provide stability in areas where floods result in food destruction. However, the seeds are usually genetically modified such that they withstand flooding. This green rice technology may be compared to the green revolution. During the green revolution, crop production doubled. Because of this, green rice can offer a solution to the hunger problem.