Q: What can you do with food science degree?
A:There might be a misconception that studying a degree related to food is for those who wish to become chefs or work within the catering industry.if you do want to become a chef, studying a food related course will help you in your career, but it is by no means essential, whereas the options for Food Science / Technology graduates are far wider reaching. In fact, you don’t even need to be a good cook to study Food Science / Technology!
Q: Food science and food technology different from home science?
A;Food science and technology acts as a sub division under the vast area of Home science.Under food science u can food various things to improve food quality and how it consumed.. Food Technology course is an advanced study of the technology and processing methods used to develop, research, manufacture, produce, preserve, process food and related substances.Food Processing organizations essentially process, preserve, package, label, and develop fish products, meat, and poultry products, They also perform quality management, and research and development of dairy products.quality management, and research and development of dairy products.
Q: Will I be immediately employable after completion of a Bachelor of Food processing and technology?
A: Yes. A students should have no difficulty in obtaining employment throughout the food industry. Companies such as General Mills, Coca-Cola, Pillsbury, Dole, Del Monte, Campbell's, as well as state and federal government agencies, have hired several of graduates.
Q: What are some of the differences between Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics?
A:The food processing and technology is a branch of science dealing with the conversion of raw material to food or to transform food.Nutrition deals with the effects of foods on the people who consume them. It deals with nutrient contents and their the effects on human health and development.Dietetics is the science concerned with the nutritional planning and preparation of foods. The curriculum includes normal and clinical nutrition, biological and social sciences, communication and management.
Q: Are opportunities in Food Science limited geographically?
A: Graduates obtain positions all over India and also internationally. The food industry is worldwide. Careers ranging from Quality Control to Production to Microbiology to Sensory Science to Management, etc., can be pursued throughout the nation.
Q:If I get a degree in Food processing and Technology , must I always remain a Technocian? Isn't this a narrow career option?
A;A degree in the Food processing and technology area can be the launch pad to many career options. You can start as a technician, go on to supervisor, and pursue research (which may require a graduate degree). Some graduates have also gone on to obtain an MBA. On the other hand, you could follow a career path into technical sales, marketing, distribution, plant supervision, product development. You might even form your own company.
Q;What if I have no ideas for a career. Why should I pick Food Science?
A; Food processing and technology provides all of its students with a fundamental background in science. If you have a fundamental curiosity and interest in food, it leaves many career doors open. There is time and encouragement for you to explore and complete a minor which may help you focus your objectives. Applied courses, such as meat and dairy science, allow you to sample different areas of the food industry.
Q;How can a individual make a difference?
A: The first thing people can do is to become more aware of the issue, the runaway food system and the threats it can pose to critical foundationsof our lives. If we’re all aware of the problem, we have a better chance of coming up with good solutions as a society that will protect our food system for our children.