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When people need energy, they often grab a snack. But have you ever thought about how snack foods could actually save energy?
In Sustainable Snacks, Lee Patrick Sullivan looks at building practices and manufacturing practices that could change not only the food industry, but industry in general. Lee Patrick visits the world's first LEED Platinum certified snack food factory in Ohio, one that uses the sun for most lighting and an infrared oven to heat its corn chip cooking water. He talks to Energy Secretary Steven Chu at the plant's opening.
Then he buys a Wisconsin man a beer at a sustainable brewery that uses solar power for both heating and beer production, and uses equipment that's been repurposed from other plants. The factory and brewery owners think the practices he's seen here can make for more energetic snacks, with less energy wasted.