We offer comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for leadership positions in the food industry, academia and government.

Our research programs are designed to expand understanding of the biological/microbiological, chemical, physical, sensory, nutritional and engineering properties of foods and beverages. Our extension and outreach programs transfer research-based information and technology to consumers, food and beverage companies, and government agencies with the goal of enhancing the availability, quality, and safety of our food supply.

What we do.

We work together to provide new answers and discover new questions across the food science sectors.

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We offer comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for leadership positions in the food industry, academia and government.

two people in lab coats work in a lab

Our research programs are designed to expand understanding of the biological/microbiological, chemical, physical, sensory, nutritional and engineering properties of foods and beverages.

Two graduate students pointing to beakers as young students watch

Our extension and outreach programs transfer research-based information and technology to consumers, food and beverage companies and government agencies with the goal of enhancing the availability, quality and safety of our food supply.

Food Science News

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News

Online course makes hard cider easier
AgriTech began offering a cider-making course at its Geneva, New York, campus in 2009 – one of few such courses offered in North America. The weeklong, intensive course, officially titled Cider and Perry Production: A Foundation, teaches...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Craft Beverage Institute
  • Food Science
Teaching assistants scoop out the ice cream flavors and hand them to students

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Pining for ice cream? This campy mix of graham cracker swirl, fudge, toasted marshmallow flavor and berries, has won top honors in a food science class annual competition.
  • Food Science
  • Food
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In food products, the natural blues tend to be moody. A fun food colorant with a scientific name – phycocyanin – provides a vivid blue pigment that food companies crave, but it can be unstable when placed in soft drinks and sport beverages, and then lose its hues under fluorescent light on grocery shelves.
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition