Modern Marvels

Season 13 Episode 53

Breakfast Tech

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 28, 2006 on The History Channel
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Breakfast Tech
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It slices and squeezes, sorts and sizes, mixes and cooks. Every morning we count on it to keep our orange juice fresh, our eggs whole, our cereals flaked, and our McGriddle syrupy--this is Breakfast Tech.
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      • In commercial egg production, the color of an eggshell reflects the color of the hen's feathers. Hens with white feathers lay white eggs. Those with red feathers lay brown eggs.

      • In 1513, Spanish explorer Ponce De Leon brought the first orange seeds to Florida. Navel oranges were introduced to California in 1873, via a seedling from a Brazilian Monastery.

      • Americans consume more than 2.7 billion packages of cereal per year. If laid end to end, they would reach to the moon and back.

      • In 2005, Americans consumed 580 million McMuffins and 237 million McGriddles.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: It's fresh orange juice thousands of miles from the grove. It ensures that the first hand to touch that morning egg is yours. It slices bacon, cooks toast and inserts that little maple nugget inside a McGriddle sandwich. And it's a mega-business worth tens of billions of dollars. Now: Breakfast Tech, on Modern Marvels.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Commentators:

        Senior Chief Joy Jose
        Galley Production Chief, USS Stennis

        Francine Segan
        Food Historian

        Tony Lochard
        Senior Food Technologist, Tyson Foods

        Bart T. Slaugh, PhD
        Director, Quality Assurance, Eggland's Best

        Cody Holt
        Processing Supervisor, Eggland's Best

        P.O 3rd Class Travis Iskierk
        Mess Decks Master-At-Arms, USS Stennis

        Steve Fischer
        Plant Operations, Sunkist Growers

        Tony Benegas
        New Product Development, Sunkist Growers

        Tony Rodriguez
        Aseptic Tank Farm, Sunkist Growers

        Dan Mathews
        Process Control Manager, Nature's Path

        Arran Stephens
        President & Founder, Nature's Path

        Herb Peterson
        Creator of Egg McMuffin

        David Peterson
        Son, McDonald's Franchise Owner

        Rudy Branham
        Director of Operations, Pioneer Foods S.C.

        Laurie MacDonald
        VP, Corporate & Brand Affairs, Nestle USA

        Tom Osdene
        Toaster Collector

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