How Safe is that Fresh Autumn Cider?

Corn stalks and pumpkins, caramel apples and cider, falling leaves and brisk nights. There are a few of autumn's favorite things. But how safe is that unpasteurized cider bought at the roadside stand? Young researchers investigate the federal and state standards covering the production and sale of cider as well as the E-coli problem that started all the concern. They then conduct interviews with local farmers, producers, and market owners about their response to the standards. Finally individuals write about the situation in their community.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Expand the research to include restrictions placed on foods like pumpkin bread and caramel apples sold at Harvest Festivals
Classroom Considerations
  • Some of the links are to dated resources (1999, 2002): however, more current information is available on the internet
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

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