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This libguide was created as a resource for the FACS classes' Food Science unit that explores food science careers, food science current events, and innovators and pioneers in Food Science.
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What is Food Science

Get a glimpse of what food scientists' jobs are like in the working world.


Search for Careers in Food Science

Besides "Food Scientist" use search terms such as "Food Engineer" "Food Technologist" and "Food Chemist" to find occupations in the food industry as well.


Student Research Center Resources

Remember to use search terms other than "Food Science" such as "Food Chemistry" "Food industry and trade" "Food Additives" "Food Labeling" "Snack Food Industry" etc.

Research databases
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Gale Virtual Reference Library Search "Food Science"


CQ Researcher Resources


SIRS Issues Researcher



Global Issues in Context


Worldbook Online - Worldbook Advanced


Teen Health and Wellness


Foods Key - The Science of Food & Drink


Blonz Guide: Nutrition, Food & Health


International Food Information Council: Food Insight


Penn State University Food Science Department Blog

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Harvard Food and Science Lecture Series

Take a look at some of these Food & Science Lecture series 2012 from Harvard; there are also broadcasts for 2011 and 2010 available on YouTube.

Helpful Links Re: Food Science

  • The International Union of Food Science and Technology
    The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), a country membership organization is the global voice of food science and technology.
  • The Institute of Food Technologists
    Check out the Knowledge Center resources on this site that include scientific reports on a variety of food science topics and a "Find a Food Scientist" feature.
  • World Food Science
    This is a quarterly electronic publication published jointly by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST).
  • Food Business News
    Use this site's Research Assistant to find a compilation of articles containing pertinent information about specific food processing industry topics.
  • The Curious Cook Blog
    This blog by Harold McGee, a New York Times columnist, is where McGee writes about the science of food and cooking: where our foods come from, what they are and what they're made of, and how cooking transforms them.
  • Exploratorium's Accidental Scientist: The Science of Cooking
    This site invites users to "explore recipes, activities, and Webcasts that will enhance your understanding of the science behind food and cooking."
    © The Exploratorium,

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