The Science of Food
Posts from Schmid College's Food Science Students

Chapman Food Science Wins Regional College Bowl Competition!

April 19, 2017 by | Research

On Saturday, April 8th, Chapman’s College Bowl team took home the title of Pacific Southwest College Bowl Champion at the regional Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) Pacific Southwest area meeting hosted by Cal Poly Pomona. Four schools (Chapman University, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Cal State Long Beach) competed



February 9, 2017 by Tara Okuma | News

This year, Chapman Food Science took a break from the California winter and flew to Vietnam as part of their FSN 510 Food Industry Study Tour. The entire course was designed in partnership with Nong Lam University and their faculty from the Food Science and Technology Department. With 10 full days of traveling through southern


Detection of the Hepatitis A Virus

December 8, 2016 by | Student Author

Hepatitis A is one of the five hepatitis viruses that infect the liver. These viruses are a major health problem since it can affect millions of people around the world. Although there is a vaccine that prevents the virus, transmission is still possible especially in countries without access to the vaccine. Out of the five


Renewable plastic made from Mother Nature

December 2, 2016 by | Student Author

Plastic Pollution Currently, the average American throws away approximately 185 pounds of plastic every year…that is enough to circle the earth four times. Keep in mind that the circumference of the earth is 24,901 miles- yikes! Plastic constitutes approximately 90% off all the trash floating on the ocean’s surface, which can kill marine mammals.


The Rapid Pulse of Pulses

November 30, 2016 by | Student Author

2016 has been quite the year for pulses in the food and dietary supplement industry. The UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of the Pulse and since then, the industry has gone nuts (1). Companies and startups have innovated pulses into snacks, chips, cereals, pastas, and many other forms of common foods (Banza Pasta,


How to have a local Holiday Meal?

November 17, 2016 by | Student Author

The big holiday season is just around the corner, and we all should be planning how we are going to prepare all the big meals. If you want to try something different for Christmas or New Year’s Eve, maybe having a local holiday meal might be a good idea. But, what is a local holiday


The wine headache….Are sulfites to blame?

November 16, 2016 by | Student Author

It’s wine o’clock somewhere! The wine connoisseurs of 2016 are hunting their nearest organic grocery stores to find sulfite free wine. Who cares about the price, the undertones, the age, the place of origin, or even the type of wine for that matter… these days the sulfite free label is believed to be the golden


Not so Vanilla: Could Genetically Modified Vanilla be the New Normal?

November 15, 2016 by | Student Author

With summer ending and the leaves changing color, the countdown to our cherished fall holidays begin. Halloween just ended and Thanksgiving Break is right around the corner; this mixture of holidays and cooler weather creates a more comfortable and relaxed ambiance–an ambiance of familiar fall flavors–from pies and turkeys, to baked goods and spice-flavored drinks.

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