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

Students brew beer.

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Grad students brew Cornell-themed beer from NYS ingredients
It’s got Finger Lakes hops, malt and cherries, plus Cornell maple syrup. Introducing ‘Gorges Libe-ation,’ a red ale developed by grad students and chock full of New York.
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  • Food Science
  • Food
Sim City for food science takes on Listeria outbreaks

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Researchers from Cornell are blending food science expertise and computer programming savvy to help the food industry stop Listeria outbreaks.
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  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition
grapes in a vineyard

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In a new Cornell-led food science study, researchers now demonstrate how viticultural trash could be a nutritive treasure. The group showed that two stilbenes – beneficial molecular compounds found in plants – can affect human intestines and the...
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Beverages