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food science

  

Edible Food Packaging Food for thought and packaging

January 19, 2016 by | Student Author

Imagine walking into a grocery store where everything is wrapped in edible skins, with no other packaging. You would be able to eat your ice cream or protein bar right off the shelf, its package or wrapper included! Think biodegradable skins and shells like those of fruits (coconuts, bananas, apples, etc.). Would you be afraid

Apples of the Future: The Argument for Genetically Modified Apples The so-called "franken-fruit" known as the Arctic apple could last longer and have a positive impact on environmental waste.

November 23, 2015 by Tara Okuma | Student Author

First it’s Thanksgiving. And then there’s an entire month of holiday parties and dinners. At the center of many of them will be pie – either pumpkin or apple. It seems only fitting then that Food Science student Tara Okuma weighs in on Southern California’s apple picking season and the process of creating drought-tolerant apples.  Fall season brings about

In Defense of Pumpkin Spice One of the most hotly debated flavor crazes of the past several years deserves a good scientific defense.

October 26, 2015 by Alexa Sarcona | Student Author

With the fall season officially in full swing, we decided to ask Alexa Sarcona, a Food Science student, about some of the science behind pumpkins and specifically, pumpkin spice.  For those that do not live in Southern California, October means cable-knit sweaters, scarfs, and leaves turning orange. But how does one tell in

Pulp and Fish Bladders: The Science of the Protein Isinglass in Our Beer No one wants pulpy beers, but do we also want to drink protein from a fish bladder?

October 2, 2015 by Steven Rogers | Events

In light of Homecoming this week, we asked Food Science students to talk about some of the wonderful treats offered at the event. Among them would be beer, and this year we’re very excited to not just have any beer but a specifically a Chapman Panther Brew, specially created for the day by Bottle Logic

Beans: The Magical Fruit As the cooler weather approaches, crock pots will be warming up delicious chili... but let's learn more about the beans in that chili.

September 29, 2015 by A.J. Rafter | Events

With the Chili Cook Off and Homecoming just days away, it seemed appropriate to have Food Science student A.J. Rafter take a crack at analyzing one of the crucial components of any great chili: Beans. Make sure to look at the schedule events for Homecoming weekend, and make sure to RSVP.  Beans, Beans, the magical fruit that

Low Acid and Acidified Food Workshops Make Chapman An Industry Pit Stop The FDA and USDA Approved Course Helps Chapman Remain Connected With The Food Industry By Teaching Food Safety

September 19, 2015 by | The Science of Food

Hosted bi-annually, Chapman University’s Better Process Control School (BPCS), a part of the Food Science Program, offers low acid and acified food processing classes for professionals in the food industry and has now for over 25 years.  Chapman is approved to provide such training under the auspices of the Grocery Manufacturers Association and is

#ChapmanDoesChicago

August 3, 2015 by | Student Author

“What should our hashtag be this year?” “#ChapmanIFT2015″? “#IFT2015″? “#ChapmanDoesChicago”? This is the question students ask each other as we get prepared for the annual “Food Convention” as I like to call it.  This past July, Chapman University’s food science graduate students and faculty attended the  Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Meeting and Expo in

Battling Miscommunication in the Field of Food Science

April 30, 2015 by | Student Author

As food science students who are on the never-ending battle for knowledge, we are given the opportunity to offer our expertise on controversial food topics to friends, family and anyone else who may be curious (let’s face it, who isn’t curious about what they’re eating?!). However, while we spend much of our time with

FOODucation: A Workshop for Girls Inc!

April 19, 2015 by | News

On Saturday April 11th, Chapman’s Food Science Program had the pleasure of hosting an interactive educational experience for Girls Inc! High school students from different regions of Orange County were brought to Chapman University to learn about Food Science, thanks to the collaboration between FSNSA and Girls Inc. female leaders Christie Pearce,

Food Industry Networking Night – Spring 2015

April 15, 2015 by | News

Chapman University’s Food Science Graduate Program hosted its 4 th Annual Food Industry Networking night on April 1, 2015.  This year’s event, co-hosted by first year students Emma Gottschall and Alex Hoang, saw over 110 food industry professionals, alumni and current students exchange ideas, reconnect with professors and colleagues, and, of course swap business cards!

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