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Food Science & Technology

Food science is the study of the physical, biological, and chemical makeup of food; and the concepts underlying food processing.

Food technology is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution, and use of safe food.

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Day in the Life

What is it really like to be a food scientist? What do food scientists do each day? What kinds of things do they think about?

A Day in the Life of a Food Scientist video series shows what it’s like to be a food scientist in the words of people who do it every day.

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IFT Student Association

The IFT Student Association (IFTSA) is a forward-looking, student-governed community of IFT members. Membership in IFTSA can help make you a more successful student, and enhance your future as a food science professional. Through competitions, scholarships, networking, and leadership opportunities, you’ll set yourself apart from your classmates (unless they’re members too).

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Published every Wednesday, The Weekly Newsletter delivers news on food regulations, nutrition, food safety, scientific research, food company acquisitions, and IFT and member activities!

 

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