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.

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Richard Ledford, champion of NYS dairy industry, dies at 90

Richard Allison Ledford, whose work in food microbiology contributed to New York’s booming dairy and yogurt industries, died Oct. 9, 2021, in Flat Rock, North Carolina. He was 90.

  • Food Science
  • Microbiology
  • Dairy
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As agriculture and food industries move further into the 21st century, there are plenty of tough decisions and uncertainty ahead. But these industries, and Cornell AgriTech, have been here together before. In its 140 years, the station has...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Craft Beverage Institute

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Sisters Tracy Luckow and Lori Gitomer say their one-of-a-kind whipped cream will disrupt the whipped cream industry.
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science