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Green Beans, from Farm to Table

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Stephanie Yu

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Transcript of Green Beans, from Farm to Table

Introduction
All the way to your table..
After it is in the Supermarket's freezer, people like you might come and buy them and bring it home.
Where I got some of my info
from
We often see green beans in our daily meals, but do you ever wonder where it has been before it gets stabbed by your fork?
Green Beans, from Farm to Table
by: STEPHANIE YU
( about what I am doing)
I chose green beans because I thought nobody else would choose it.
Adding pesticides
Adding fertilizer
I think green beans can only be grown conventionally.
And what has happened to them from the farm they are grown all the way to your table?
Then it will get cooked or end up in your freezer for a while .
Videos
Green beans Farm to Fork

Steps from Farm to Table
Farming
Processing
Delivery
Cooking
Farming
Planting
Green bean seeds can be sown outdoors anytime after spring frost, minimum soil temperature is 9 degrees C. Plant the seed about 1 inch deep, if the soil is kind of sandier plant little deeper.
Growing
Mulch soil to keep in the moisture, and make sure that it is well-drained.
Water regularly, from start of pod to set. Water on sunny days so the leaves will not remain soaked.
Beans require normal soil fertilizing, only fertilize where levels are low. But in farms they might have added pesticides.
Harvesting
Beans are picked at an immature stage, when the seeds inside are not yet fully grown.
Look for firm, green and healthy beans, and snap or cut off the plant.
But now a days people use harvest machines.
Processing and Delivery
Cleaning
Freezing
Processing:
Delivery:
Beans are delivered from the
fields in 12 to 14-ton trucks.
In a bean processing factory ,
a special machine washes
the beans, removes their vines
and leaves, ends and cuts the
beans and sorts them by
diameter. About ten
percent of the water used in
this process is lost because
spray and splashes. No
chemicals are used in this
process unless the residual
chlorine of the water falls
below regulatory requirements.
We assumed that the frozen
beans were delivered in 4-pound bags.
Factories assumed that the
green beans were all
individually quick frozen.
They freeze them to keep
all the nutrition and flavor
trapped inside the bean.

The transport distance of the final product is significantly larger than the transport
distance of all the product components.
On average the product travels over 1800 miles.

Three simple ways to cook green beans:
Boil it in hot water
Steam it or microwave green beans.
Facts
Green beans are the sweetest when they are young.
Did you know that green beans are a immature pod.
Vegetable planting machine

Since plating seeds by hand takes to much work, we ow use machines.
References
I got my information from:
Green bean- Wikipedia,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_bean
Canning Green Beans
Ecoprofile of Truitt Brothers Process,
http://nbis.org/nbisresources/life_cycle_assessment_thinking/casestudy_canned_frozen_beans_ecoprofile_iere.pdf

Beans- Old Farmer's ALMANAC,
http://www.almanac.com/plant/beans
Green beans are best available in May, June, July, September and October.
THANK YOU FOR WATCHING!!
How to grow:
Vegetable harvest machine
Green beans are
planted, grown,
and harvested in farms.
They are cleaned,
processed, and
packaged in factories.
They are delivered
to stores in trucks.
They are cooked and
served at home.
It takes about 55-60 days for a green bean to grow.
Advantages and Disadvantages about organic farming green beans
no chemicals
healthier for your body
Advantages
Disadvantages
The green beans are not very clean
cannot grow a lot at a time
Advantages and Disadvantages about Conventional farming green beans
Advantages
Disadvantages
can grow a lot at a time
Green beans that are grown are cleaner
add in chemicals
cut down trees to have enough land
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