Agrofoodious Posts

The first thing every graduate wants to do after completing college is to get into that entry-level job that will kick-start your career. Unless you are getting into your family business or you are highly connected, you will have to go through the usual job searching cycle of applying, interviews, rejections, and success. By the time you are through with your first degree, you will at least have had a…

Food Science

Within the general public, the terms ‘food manufacturing’ and ‘food processing are usually used interchangeably. If you dig into the professional world of food, you realize that almost every word or phrase can be turned into an inside industry jargon that will need careful thought when throwing them in sentences. Food processing and food manufacturing are among those phrases that may sound the same but in reality, they have completely…

Food Science

You have probably come across the phrase ‘catch weight’ in boxing or UFC sports circles and maybe didn’t give it much thought. I also didn’t give it much thought until the day I decided to do some in-depth research on the causes of production losses in a coffee factory I worked for. We were packing instant coffee in small sachets of 0.01 lb. (5grams) using a dispensing machine known as…

Food Jargon Food Science

Whichever level you are in your career, the worst thing that you can do is to stop pursuing further knowledge. You may be a very skilled food science professional or consultant, but if all you do in your daily routine is send emails, watch machines and conveyor belts run, take samples for the lab, or mix ingredients and culture in the lab, you are doing yourself and the food profession…

Food Science

One of the reasons why food science exists is because people could no longer trust what they ate. This fear is not unfounded, because our existence in this world has had numerous incidents where we have battled food-borne diseases that have ravaged some populations to near extinction. As research and technology intensified within the periods of rapid global industrialization, food scientists wanted answers to many food questions. One of these…

Food Facts and Myths

You are strolling along the downtown streets in one of your favorite holiday destinations and you can’t resist the luscious sight and delicious aroma coming from a seemingly endless chain of street food vendors. As much as everything looks appealing to the eye, you still have your reservations about street food. This could either be due to some not-so-pleasant past experience with street food or your personal beliefs from other…

Food Facts and Myths

In food science, we do not overlook the importance of edible seeds commonly known as “super seeds” in supplementing our daily dietary needs. Seed cycling continues to grow as an alternative medicine practice that is claimed to boost fertility and balance reproductive hormones. Before you brush this off as another food nutrition gimmick, you should know that this practice that I am about to describe is older than the food…

Food Jargon Food Science

Pheew! At last, you have landed here. After filling the brain with all the scientific jargon on the web searching for the perfect meaning of organic food, you have now arrived in a platform where food complexities are dissected and simplified. It is no doubt that the organic food industry has been on an upward trajectory. With more consumers preferring healthy living options, the industry has grown to be worth…

Agriculture Food Jargon Food Science

Before you get dragged into the long, endless debate of whether GMO in food is a good scientific idea or not, this is where you should probably begin your journey. First, you need to know whether whatever you are consuming is a genetically modified food or not. There is a common misconception that you can tell GMO in food products by just looking at them. Certainly not true. Those big…

Agriculture Food Jargon

I have done a list of 7 foods which I consider to be the most expensive foods in the world judging from how many times they have been featured on online sources. Those foods that fetched some insane prices in a one-off auction will not be considered here. I will also avoid expensive food recipes in exclusive restaurants that had a combination of expensive foods in them. The world can…

Food Facts and Myths