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The Sebir that created the Frozen Food Industry

Background

In 1916, a young American scientist and inventor Clarence Birdseye went to Labrador, Canada as a fur trader. He noticed that people there kept their food frozen in the snow for extended periods in the winter

Goal

Improve the preservation of fresh food

Problem

Fresh food eventually starts to deteriorate when kept at its normal surrounding temperature

Sebir

The preservation of fresh food was achieved through building a container with a cold storage capability in which to keep food

Because fresh food was kept cold, it was preserved for long periods

Association Comment

Clarence Birdseye 'associated' the ability of snow to keep food cold by freezing it and adapted it to create a container ('freezer') that did the same thing

Historic Impact

When he returned to the USA, Clarence Birdseye started a business that led to the creation of the frozen food industry