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Meet Our New Faculty

Aug 23, 2017
Discover the passionate interests that get these faculty members out of bed every morning, and learn a little of the personal side of our newest CALS colleagues.  Read more

Cornell-IBM Team to Protect Global Milk Supply

Jun 26, 2017
“As a global leader in food safety and dairy research, we are committed to using our multidisciplinary expertise to secure the world’s food supply against harmful microbial contamination,” said Kathryn J. Boor ‘80, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. “Bringing Cornell into a private-public partnership with IBM, a world leader in technology and innovation, has the potential to deliver transformative research in the area of food safety and health.” Read more

New Process May Lead to Vaccine for Schistosomiasis

Jun 14, 2017
Carl Batt, Cornell’s Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in Food Science, and colleagues Leonardo Damasceno, Ph.D. ’08, of the Hertape Animal Health group in Brazil, and Gerd Ritter, of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, established and refined the production of the antigen Sm14, using a microbial host. Sm14 holds promise to stimulate an immune response in humans, serving as a potential preventative vaccine for schistosomiasis. Read more

Camp Campbell Inspires Women Scientists

May 12, 2017
Denise Morrison, president and CEO of Campbell Soup Co., visited campus May 4 with a message for female food scientists: You too can be leaders in the food systems industry.  Morrison met with 14 Cornell undergraduate and graduate female food science students as part of Camp Campbell, an event to mentor and inspire the next generation of female food industry leaders.  Read more

Course teaches hard cider production, from fruit to fermentation

May 5, 2017
To prepare students to become leaders in the burgeoning cider industry, Peck and Kathleen Arnink, lecturer in the viticulture and enology program in the Department of Food Science, initiated the cider production lecture and laboratory course. The first of its kind in the country, the course in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences teaches the full cycle of production, from growing apples to fermenting cider. Read more

Two Food Science Alumni Elected to Leadership Positions

Apr 28, 2017
Their jobs seem a world apart: one keeps astronauts healthy in space; the other perfects the flavors of foods found in the neighborhood grocery store.
Michele Perchonok, Ph.D. '83. 
But more than just a Cornell food science pedigree connects Michele Perchonok, Ph.D. '83, and Bryson Bolton, M.S. '09. Both recently have been elected to leadership positions in the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the society of professional and academic food scientists. Read more

Natural Cuts: Building a business by redefining fresh

Apr 11, 2017
When Michael Annunziata ’11, MBA ’17, first heard Vipul Saran, MPS ’17, speak about a new process that could naturally extend the shelf life of a fresh-cut potato for as much as two months without refrigeration — something that had never been achieved before — he knew the idea had great potential.
“Having been an undergrad at Cornell I had enough of an appreciation for the food science program to understand that while it sounded a little different at first, this could be a huge idea,” said Annunziata, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the startup company, Natural Cuts. Read more

Cornell Product Development Success - Citri-Fi® 125 Citrus Fiber Student Innovation Contest

Mar 16, 2017
Fiberstar, Inc. (http://www.FiberstarIngredients.com), a global market leader in clean label food ingredient solutions for the food and beverage industry announced the winners to the Citri-Fi 125 Student Innovation Contest. Citri-Fi 125, a natural, non-GMO citrus fiber is one of the most recent additions to the Citri-Fi portfolio. To find new uses for this natural citrus fiber, Fiberstar launched a global innovation contest targeting University students. Over 25 applicants, globally, submitted a proposal in how to use the Citri-Fi 125. Read more


Master of Professional Studies, Agriculture & Life Sciences offered through the Field of Food Science & Technology at Cornell:

A Model for the Development of a Course-Based Graduate Degree in Food Science and Technology