As a food safety educator, I'm afraid to go on this trip! No, not really but I did have the supervisor of the Minnesota Department of Health Foodborne Surveillance Division tell me "peel it, boil it or don't eat it."
I’m going on this trip because food does start on farm and in the field. I’m excited to connect with the agriculture production educators to learn more about production and the process it takes to get from the ‘field to the table’.
I’m excited to learn more about our global food supply and the importing and exporting process. In my preparation for this trip, I’ve learned that Brazil’s food ‘claim to fame’ food products are coffee, soybeans, sugar cane, tropical fruits, cocoa, rice, oranges, cotton, wheat, seafood and livestock . As per my co-worker, Claudia Cody, a native Brazilian, I’m excited to try homemade Carmel called ‘Romeo and Juliet’, flan and fish cakes.