The Food Project that we as a Junior class did was a huge eye opener for a new world of food and chemistry. From the start to the finish I was always learning something. We always went deep with the learning and was able to learn a lot about the food industry from being the Industrial to the Organic side of foods. We were handed many types of resources to learn from and one of those was a book called "The Omnivores Dilemma". This book covered many stands on food and many branches of food and where it comes from. This was one of the best in-school books I have read that kept me motivated to read. Not only did we read articles and books, but we watched videos and documentaries that were very helpful to us such as "Fed Up". These resources we not bias at all which made it very help full to read both sides of the food industry and learn about good foods vs. bad foods. In the middle of this, we were all offered a great opportunity to do a choose your own field trip were we got to learn about how our foods are grown. Some even went to a slaughter house and learned how the organic side was more better than the Industrial side. After we gathered the knowledge we needed, we were assigned to write a food essay and was to be focused on about out food ethics.
After working with this food project, no doubt about it, my learning has changed so much from not being biased to foods and to ACTULY learn about the foods I don't prefer, but to take in that knowledge and learn why its better for me that a bag of Doritos. I appreciated how we were able to learn about the two sides of the food industry and able to compare one another. Over all my learning has changed a lot and has shaped me as a person now that looks at labels of foods to learn more about what is in my food that I am eating.
My main takeaways from studying this topic was just how bad food can be weather it is just meat that you get from your local grocery store to simple corn. One the the biggest takeaways from this project was just how every food has some common ingredients that everything has. What I took away the most from this whole project though was to look at every food label and to always shop local and organic to get the best and the most healthiest foods that you can get.