Where does the food that reaches our plates, stocks our fridges and fills the supermarkets come from?
Food is one of the most important resources to man, and over the years, methods of growing, using and delivering food have changed. Find out about the history of food production and the present day methods of farming. Learn about food delivery and the processes that are used to preserve and store food to make it last longer, then food preparation and food safety. Finally, we consider food as a global resource and the impact of global food consumption around the world.
Source to Resource is an incredibly valuable series in today's fast-paced world where natural resources are in such constant demand. Many people don't stop to think about where these resources come from and the journey they take from the raw material or element to the useful product that reaches us at home, school or work. Source to Resource provides that information as well as the chance to stop and think about our use of resources and the implications of the use of these for future generations.
Other titles in the Source to Resource series include:
From Oil Rig to Petrol Pump
From Raindrop to Tap
From Sunshine to Light Bulb
Michael Bright has worked as an executive producer with the BBC's world-renowned Natural History Unit, based in Bristol, and with its Science Unit in London. He is author of over a hundred books on wildlife, science, travel, and conservation, including many for children. His bestseller Africa: Eye to Eye with the Unknown accompanied the popular television series presented by Sir David Attenborough. He is the recipient of many international radio and television awards, including the prestigious Prix Italia. He is a graduate of the University of London and a corporate biologist and member of the Royal Society of Biology.
1: Essential food 2: Eat up! 3: Food origins 4: In the field 5: On the farm 6: Intensive farming 7: Organic farming 8: Fresh foods 9: Preserving food 10: Friendly bugs 11: Food in shops 12: Preparing food 13: Safe food 14: World food