Food Systems

Do you want to create new products that fly off the store shelves? Innovate within a product line using new ingredients? Keep food safe from food borne pathogens? Or maybe you’re interested in supervising the preparation and service of food, participating in research about consumer preferences, or regulating the food supply chain? If so, then you’ve come to the right place.

Imagine yourself touring the floor of a major company where foods soon to hit the store shelves are produced. See yourself standing in front of a group explaining the process of food getting from a farm to consumers. Connect knowledge of food and nutrition to diseases. Use all the skills you learned in processing, sensory analysis, and food chemistry to create your own new product and present it to a group of industry experts. These are just some of the adventures that await you in and out of the classroom at Iowa State.

Most common majors would include culinary food science, food science, nutritional science and microbiology. But there may be a number of additional majors that have an impact on food systems in unique ways. Be sure to check out the full list of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences majors.

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