Food Science graduates are in high demand due to the unique nature of the major, and real world business need. In every grocery store, the shelves are lined with products that are unique, healthy, well packaged, and designed for millions to eat. The Food Scientist studies Biology, Chemistry, Business, Design and more. Food technology is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution, and use of safe food. The average staring salary in the industry is $50,000 and goes up from there. Many Food Science programs boast a 98% placement rate as Food Science is a highly specialized major. Food Scientists regularly partner with entrepreneurs and public health officials on product development and policy initiatives.

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  • When students read what the industry reads, you better understand the ACTUAL major
  • Magazines, Blogs and Newspapers in the industry provide a wealth of information 
  • Industry publications help you research the major in the way it’s used in the profession



 Farm industry News provides high-income, mid-western farmers with information about new products and technology for the farm.  Visit
Prepared Foods provides the latest information on the newest developments in food science and research and development. Prepared Foods follows trends on food ingredients and food development and technologies for R&D and marketers in the food industry. Visit
The National Provisioner provides meat, poultry and seafood executives, managers and supervisors with up-to-the-minute news coverage on supply, processing, marketing, management, research, and end-use issues worldwide  Visit
Food Engineering is edited for the cross-functional manufacturing management team at North American food and beverage processing companies. It is edited for executives with job titles in General Administration, Plant Operations, Engineering, Research and Development and Purchasing. Visit’s vision is to be the essential partner to our global agriculture and food industry customers; by exceeding their expectations through value-added & integrated information-driven services and solutions enabled by technology   Visit
American Cowman is a web site created especially for family farms with up to 100 head of cattle. We aim to be an informative resource for this important segment of the American beef industry. Visit
The Food and Beverage Industries account for a vast majority of all dollars spent on packaging equipment, containers, materials, supplies and services. Food and Beverage Packaging devotes all of its editorials to these markets.  Visit
Watt Poultry USA brings you every month the latest news on poultry production, processing and marketing.  Visit
Food Technology is the leading publication on food science and technology. Its in-depth, balanced coverage of all facets of food science includes the latest research developments, industry news, consumer product innovations, and professional opportunities. Food Technology is published monthly by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) for food professionals worldwide. Visit
Food Product Design delivers practical, use-it-now, take-it-to-the-bench editorial for R&D professionals in the food industry who develop products for retail, foodservice and functional food markets  Visit
More than anything, Agriculture Online is a community of agriculturalists -- of publishers, organizations, companies and individuals…  Visit