Course DescriptionDoes a thick slice of spicy pepperoni pizza with gooey cheese sound good right now? How about a crunchy salad bursting with organic greens, ripe strawberries, and a splash of tart balsamic vinaigrette? If your mouth is watering, you can thank the food industry. As daily consumers of food, everyone has interests and opinions about the value, safety, and nutrition of our food supply. In this course, get a taste of how your food moves from the farm to your fork through the many facets of the food industry. Discover how science and technology are improving the foods on your supermarket shelves. Explore key food processing and engineering concepts, including food safety; food biotechnology; and the physical, chemical, and sensory properties of foods. Learn about a range of food issues facing today's consumer, including genetically modified foods, functional foods, and food regulations, and how these issues may relate to your food choices--and ultimately your health.
Course OutlineThrough this course, you get a taste of how your food moves from the farm to your fork through the various facets of the food industry.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required