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Production: Making Our Food
Where does the food we eat come from? Food goes through a chain of activity called the Sustainable Food System to get to your plate. First, food is grown (production), made ready to eat (processing), brought to the store (distribution), and then it’s ready for you to buy and eat (consumption). Explore these exhibits to learn about the incredible journey of food!
Much of what we eat comes from farms and ranches—some are close by, like farms growing wheat in Colorado, and other farms are in states farther away and even across the world.
Producing the Food for Your Table
People who work in agriculture work all year long, all around the world, to grow and produce the food we eat. After this corn is collected, it will be processed into food—like tortillas, canned corn, and cereal—for your table.
Diverse and Sustainable Food Supply
Cattle, sheep, vegetables, fruits, pigs, wheat, and corn are all examples of food items agriculturalists raise, grow, and provide for us to eat. People who work in agriculture work with animals and the land and use problem solving and technology to make sure the world has a healthy and sustainable food supply.
Check out the rooftop gardens, the rooftop greenhouse, and the Soil, Water & Plant Diagnostic Lab on the 3rd floor to learn more about how plants grow.
The People Who Produce Our Food
It takes many people and steps to get food from the farms and ranches where it is grown to our homes and tables.
All year long, and across the world, agriculturalists are planting, growing, and collecting the food we eat.