In the old days, you sprinkled a lot of salt on your meat, hung it in your attic, and hoped for the best.
Today, thanks to agricultural and food scientists, we find an incredible range of choices on supermarket shelves. Even during the coldest months, we enjoy fruits and vegetables kept fresh by food preservation techniques, such as special plastic bags. And when we eat ice cream, we know exactly how much fat we’re digesting.
Agricultural scientists study farm crops and animals to improve their quality and yield. Food scientists research foods and develop new ways to preserve and package them.
Agricultural scientists may spend part of their time outdoors on farms.
Interested in using science to improve people’s lives and good at seeing the big picture as well as paying close attention to detail.
An especially strong strain of E. coli in the United States was traced back to unpasteurized apple juice made from fallen apples that had come in contact with cow feces.