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Feature: Food Safety Engineering

deadly ingredientsE. coli and other food-borne illnesses kill thousands annually and sicken more than 1 in 6 Americans each year. Now, researchers in the emerging field of food-safety engineering are trying to protect what we eat, from farm to table.

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Lesson: Snack Attack – Food Packaging

cookies in boxIn this activity, teams of middle school students explore the engineering design process and materials used to package food by designing and testing a package for a snack. The goal is for students to understand the basic engineering involved in designing food packaging.

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