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Career Spotlight - Food Scientist

Agricultural and food scientists research ways to improve the safety of the foods we eat, and the processes that help get them to our tables. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics describes how agricultural and food scientists play an important role in maintaining and expanding the nation’s food supply. Some of their job duties may include:

  • Conducting research and experiments to improve the productivity and sustainability of field crops and farm animals

  • Creating new food products and develop new and better ways to process, package, and deliver them

  • Studying the composition of soil as it relates to plant growth, and research ways to improve it

  • Communicating research findings to the scientific community, food producers, and the public

How Can I Become a Food Scientist?

To work in this field, a bachelors degree is required. However, many in this career path go on to earn advanced degrees as well.

Sources - Learn More at These Sites!

(2020, April 10). What Agricultural and Food Scientists Do. U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/agricultural-and-food-scientists.htm#tab-2

How to Become a Food Scientist. career girls. https://www.careergirls.org/career/food-scientist/

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