These books give young readers an understanding of how the food they eat is raised or cultivated and how different foods make their way to the supermarket and then onto our plates. The series includes information about the people around the world who grow crops and raise livestock, as well as facts about where in the world a variety of foods are grown.
* Getting kids to think about where the food they eat comes from is the goal of this series. * Full-color photos are found on every page, with key words highlighted in red. * The farmers and the processes used to grow these products are discussed within each book and provide readers with an idea of how farms can differ by product and size. Green boxes cover areas such as organic crops, factory farms, and how to grow your own food. * The books are an excellent way to introduce readers to the business of food production... * Recommended
"This series aims to educate young people on the basics of how various food products are produced." "All the books start with the same basic question: "Where does your food come from?" The author then invites readers to the grocery store to think about the food they or their parents buy. Each book then goes into a brief history of each product and where it is mass produced. The reader then goes on to discover the "how" and "why" of production. The photographs and illustrations provided throughout the books adhere to the subject matter being discussed."
"Colorfully and carefully designed, these slim volumes offer comprehensive introductions to food production." "Readers will gain a thorough understanding of where their food comes from and everything that happens to it before it reaches the dinner table." "Factual material is punctuated with amusing anecdotes, such as a theory of how cheese was discovered..." "The mixture of historical and contemporary photos complements the text." "...these books promote discussion, critical thinking, and further research." "Their main strength is their unbiased, evenhanded approach to divisive subjects such as vegetarianism and organic produce."
Do you like corn on the cob? What about popcorn? How about tortilla chips, cornbread, and cornflakes? You've probably eaten these foods made from corn--but you might be surprised to discover you eat a lot more corn than you think. Corn is also hidden in many other kinds of food, even in things like meat and applesauce. Corn feeds the world in lots of ways. Discover the story of your food--where it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.
Most of us have a lot of reasons to say thank you to cows! Every time we drink a glass of milk, spread butter on our toast, or lick an ice cream cone, we're eating dairy products--foods that come from cows' milk. Find out how farmers get milk, what factories do to make dairy products, and how these foods reach your refrigerator. Discover the story of your food--where it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.
People all over the world eat eggs, mostly from chickens. Learn about the history of eating eggs and how we get our eggs today. Follow eggs as they make their way from chickens...to packing machines...to the grocery store...and finally to you! Discover the story of your food--where it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.
Lots of our food comes from farms--and so do fish! Some fish are caught in the wild, but we also eat fish that are raised on farms. Find out what fish farms look like, what fish farmers do, and how fish get from the farm to you. Discover the story of your food--where it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.
Many people eat meat every day. From steak to hamburgers, from turkey dinners to hotdogs at the baseball game, meat is a part of most people's daily lives. Learn about the animals we eat, the places that produce meat, and the people who make it all happen. Discover the story of your food--where it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.
Rice is one of the most important foods in the world. In countries around the globe, lots and lots of people eat rice every single day. Find out where farmers grow rice, how it's grown, and how it arrives at the grocery store. Discover the story of your food--where it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.
Maybe you've eaten fresh soybeans--but you probably eat a lot more soybeans than you think. Soybeans are found in a lot of foods. They're made into soy milk and tofu and vegetable oil. They're hidden in meat. Find out more about soybeans--how they're grown and how they're made into foods you eat every day. Discover the story of your food--where it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.
Wheat is a plant that most of us eat every day. The flour used to bake bread, cookies, and cakes is made out of wheat. Pasta and pizza crust are made from wheat flour too. We eat wheat in cereals and in snacks. Discover how all this wheat is grown--and how it gets from the field to the factory...and then to your kitchen. Discover the story of your food--where it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.
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