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

Spritzy and sustainable: Researchers riff on an ancient refreshment

Piquette, an ancient French beverage made of upcycled grape pomace, gets a New York state spin with the addition of dairy byproducts.

  • Beverages
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
Julie Suarez, associate dean of Land-Grant affairs walks with Qu Dongyu, director-general of the UN FAO, Xingen Lei, associate dean of research and innovation and UN FAO team members.

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QU Dongyu, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), visited Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences May 7-8 to talk with faculty, staff and graduate students about efforts...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
  • Department of Global Development
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There are over 5 billion tons of plastic waste accumulated across the planet, much of which are microplastics that may harm human health and pose a long-term threat to agricultural productivity and food security. The gargantuan task of cleaning...
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Food Science
  • Synthetic Biology