Commissioner Adam H. Putnam


Florida Agriculture: 500 Years in the Making

“Planet Ag” Agricultural Topics for Science Fair Projects

Medicine and Health

How are new foods developed by major food companies?

Why are certain trace minerals needed for the health of certain animals or plants?

What are the effects of different vitamin deficiencies on certain animals or plants?

What are the effects of different vitamin toxicities (overdoses) on animals or plants?

Analyze your school lunch or a meal at a fast food restaurant for protein, facts, minerals, etc.

How influenced are humans by the appearance of food rather than its taste or nutritional value?

How is the nutritional value of foods determined?

How is the number of calories in a certain food product determined?

What are the best ways to store fresh fruits, vegetables or grain products?

Are fresh, home-cooked foods more nutritious than processed or fast foods?

Trace the path of a meal back to its primary source of energy.

How does freezing food affect its texture and/or taste?

Why and how is meat aged by large meat companies or butchers?

Do freeze-dried foods have the same nutritional value as fresh foods?

How do sulfur and/or ascorbic acid assist in preserving food?

How are raisins produced? Do raisins have different nutritional values than fresh grapes?


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