In 2018, I became the first Certified Food Scientist (CFS) in my home country of Sudan. Today, I am a refugee, one of the millions of faces behind the statistics.

Cooking has always been a joy for me. As a teen, I would wait eagerly for my cousin, who was a chef, to provide me with a recipe, and I would immediately try it.

My career path did not start in the food industry, even though it was my passion. I received my bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in Sudan, but after working in the oil …

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About the Author

Hala Ali is a Certified Food Scientist and R&D professional currently residing in the United Arab Emirates. She previously worked as a food research scientist at DAL Food and as a new product development consultant at Solar Foods ([email protected]).

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  1. R&D
  2. Career Resource