This unit raises the question, what will we eat in the future? It addresses the challenges to our diets and changes that we expect to see occurring. The unit consists of five learning sets, each driven by a different question:
In the unit students learn about local and global food production and agriculture by tracking the making of a pizza and a hamburger, discuss the basics of nutrition, focusing in particular on micronutrients and proteins, then focus on the environmental challenges of meat production, and consider cutting-edge technologies involved in the production of cultured meat. The unit solicits students’ visions regarding the future of food, emphasizing personal agency.