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What career opportunities In Food Science And Technology?


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Career Opportunities In Food Science And Technology

Choosing a correct career is becoming difficult but seeing your interest and following it can lead you to choose the best career.

A person finding food a fascinating topic can start his career in food science. Food science and technology is a vast field and a person can start his career in food science.

What is food science?

Food science is the combination of various sciences like biochemistry, physical science, and chemical engineering. In simple, food science is the process of manufacturing, processing, and distribution of the food.

The main objective of food science is to provide the best and accurate quantity and quality of food to the people. Food, especially the packaged one that is available in the markets are checked by food scientist before they are sent into the market.

Need of food science and technology

Human has certain necessity without which they cannot live. Clothes, shelter, air, water and the most important is food. Mainly food is grown by organic farming. They are properly harvested and after harvesting, they are processed and distributed to various places.

Proper knowledge is required to check the harvesting, processing, and distribution of food. Food scientists are held responsible for checking that the food which is made available to people is healthy or not. The packaging of food should also be done in an innovative way. Food science has brought a tremendous evolution in the food system. Processed food item are also made available. They are easy to consume.  Some food articles cannot be eaten raw they need to be processed first and then eaten.

The demand for food science and technology:

Food science and technology is still a new concept for some people but it is rapidly gaining platform in today’s world. Food science is the combination of various sciences so a proper knowledge regarding vitamins, minerals, and fats of the food is required.

Nowadays people are leading a very busy life. They are mainly dependent on packaged food. So the packaged food is required to be healthy. Demand for development is required in the field of food and technology.

Education:

A person needs to have studied physics, chemistry, and biology in his 10th and 12th grade. He also needs to have a good knowledge of mathematics. At the graduation level, he needs to have a 3 or 4-year degree in food science and technology or food science and agriculture.

The scope of food science and technology in India:

India has also started to build up interest in food science and technology. Many related industries have set up in India.

  1. In 2013 India was ranked 6th position in the export of agriculture products.
  2. India has got 2nd largest agriculture land with various climatic conditions and soil.
  3. The GDP rate of India in 2012-13 was INR 845.22 billion.
  4. The food industry in India provides great employment opportunities. It has generated 13.04% employments in the year 2012-13.
  5. Food is necessary. It is consumed by both rural and urban people. It constitutes of 38.5% and 48.6% of the total consumption expenditure.

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