7 What's for Dinner?

genetically modified foods (GM)
diet / dietary
balanced diet
vitamins and minerals
first world (2nd, 3rd)
herbivore, carnivore, omnivore
eating disorders - anorexia, bulimia
protein, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, vitamins
expiration date / sell-by date
mercury poisoning
lab meat
in vitro meat <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_vitro_meat>
lab-grown meat video: <http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/06/video-would-you.html>
cooking vocabulary (a list of cooking tools, actions, and kinds of cooking)


  • How much do you consider the environmental impact of the food you eat?
  • Which would you choose?
    a. Reduce your consumption of meat by 80%.
    b. Eat all the "lab meat" you want.
  • On what basis should schools base their food decisions? cost, nutrition, cooperative companies, environment, other?
  • How carefully do you check the nutrition labels of the food you eat?
  • What do you think is the ideal diet? Why?
  • What should be the national food policy of first world countries?
  • What are some unusual foods you have eaten or heard of?
  • What Japanese foods might be considered strange by foreigners?
  • What unusual foods or food culture have you learned about?
  • Where do you usually eat lunch? Why? What do you eat?
  • Where are the best places to eat on campus? Near campus? Near your home or in your hometown?
  • What is the most delicious food you have ever had? The worst?
  • Who is the best cook in your group? What can they make? How did they learn to cook? Ask him or her for some cooking tips.
  • The world hot dog eating champion is a Japanese man (Takeru Kobayashi http://takeru-kobayashi.com/). What do you think?
  • Would you enter an eating contest? Would you win? Any opinion about eating contests?
  • Favorite foods? Hated foods?
  • Other experiences, stories, research...


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