Course: Food Science and Engineering Resources, Section: Why do we care about Food Science? Sustainability focused

  • Why do we care about Food Science? Sustainability focused

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    Producing food actually takes a lot of resources, including water and energy. Researchers and analysts now tend to use the Water-Energy-Food nexus or variations thereof, to analyse the sustainability of food production. It is now known that food production uses far more energy and water than is recovered from the actual food product. Students can use this exercise to look at how much resourcing is needed for some of the common foods they eat. 

    Please contact Polly Burey at Polly.Burey@usq.edu.au for more details about this activity.