Food Science – a grrrreat degree
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Year 11? Not sure what you want to do next? What about Food Science? What is it and where can you study it? Food Science is not taught in schools – so what is it exactly? It’s chemistry, physics and biology and more. On this page you’ll find links to articles; videos; places where you can study food science; info on Summer Schools in Food Science and …
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Why Does Asparagus Make Urine Smell? - The Chemistry of Asparagus

Why Does Asparagus Make Urine Smell? - The Chemistry of Asparagus | Food Science – a grrrreat degree | Scoop.it
The latest food chemistry graphic looks at the chemistry of asparagus - specifically, why it causes the urine of some (but not all) people to smell. Over the past forty years several papers have be...
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Ever wondered just why eating asparagus makes your urine smell or why bacon smells so good?  CompoundChem is a fab website which has lots of excellent graphics on the chemistry of everyday compounds. Many of these are food molecules - with great graphics explaining the chemistry of particular odours and flavours. So if you have ever wondered what the compounds in onions responsible for making your eyes water or giving you onion breath are check out the website.  The chemistry of why bacon smells so good has even been accompanied by a video by ACSReactions………

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The next generation: Inspiring careers in the food industry

The next generation: Inspiring careers in the food industry | Food Science – a grrrreat degree | Scoop.it
IGD’s Technical Leadership Forum (TLF) has been supporting and sponsoring the Food Science summer school programme for three years at Nottingham University and Reading University.
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Emilie attended our 1st Summer School in Food Sciences back in 2009 after finishing her GCSEs. Emilie is now studying Nutrition and is currently on a placement year at Sensory Dimensions in Nottingham. The IGD who have been generous supporters of our Summer School caught up with Emilie in December and here's their account

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Broccoli - Foodskey - The Science of Food and Drink

A video about broccoli. Part of the Foodskey video series.
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Stressed out with exams??  – well did you know broccoli can get stressed out too – yep - by being treated with UV light. 

 

Why would we be mean to broccoli by stressing it out I hear you ask? Here, Prof Greg Tucker from The University of Nottingham talks  about the side effect of this stress and commercial benefits – can we make broccoli last longer for example and reduce food waste…..?

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Food industry summer school spots new talent

Food industry summer school spots new talent | Food Science – a grrrreat degree | Scoop.it
This summer 51 pupils went to school to learn about the food industry and lay the foundations of a career in food and drink manufacturing.
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We invited participants of our 5th Summer School in Food Sciences to write about their experiences and Food Manufacture published the winning entry - seen here.  We hope Martha's account makes you think about whether studying Food Science could be an option for you ...

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