Food Scientist

By: Mariah Young

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About My Career

A Food Scientist perform a critical role in developing and maintaining our food supply. They use their knowledge of chemistry, nutrition, and biology to develop methods of packaging, preserving, processing and distributing the foods that we eat each day. In order to apply in this field you will need a bachelors degree and you must study food science and agriculture science. There are a few schools that offer education for those looking for this career, University of Arkansas, Cornell University, University of Florida and University of Illinois at Urbana Campaign. Yearly you will earn about $59,833.


A few materials made to be used in the field of being a Food Scientist would be a Threshing Machine, Crop Rotation and they use baking. A threshing machine was made by Andrew Meikle in 1786 near East Lothian and it separates grain from stalks and husks. Crop rotation was made by Charles Townshend in the 18th century and it allows unfamiliar crops to grow in the same area. Baking was introduced by Ancient Egyptians in 600 B.C. in Greece homes and it cooks food thoroughly.


-Must be careful

-Should take responsibility of your own work

-Must know how to work at a good pace

-Must be respectful

-Have to be good at following directions


This deals with Meat Evaluation


Different farming methods:

Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in an air or mist environment without the use of soil or an aggregate medium.

Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture and is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil.

Plain Dirt is just normal dirt.


Food scientists use cutting-edge technology to develop new foods, add value to raw food commodities and improve the quality and safety of existing food products. Raw food commodities are produced and imported in Nigeria. The annual value of this commodities id based off of the ratio.