Governmental Activities

Very brief mention was made of a state governmental laboratory when the development of citrus concentrate was referred to, but that research was a very small part of the effect governmental agencies have on food science and technology. The research laboratories of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) employ many food scientists and technologists. Aside from the five major regional laboratories and the USDA laboratories in Beltsville, Maryland, there are numerous area laboratories such as the Southern Area Laboratory in Lane, Oklahoma, and the Tree Fruit Research Laboratory in Wenachee, Washington, which carry on research. The research is often oriented toward raw products, and livestock or poultry production, but at many of these laboratories, major effort today goes into food processing or utilization. There is also the joint state-federal program of the Agricultural Research Service and the Land-Grant Experiment Stations.

The Department of Defense (DOD) likewise employs a good number of food scientists and technologists. The RD&E Center of the U.S. Army Natick Facility conducts research on the stability of military rations, demographic acceptability of different kinds of food, and nutritional studies. The National Marine Fishery Service, Department of Commerce, also employs food scientists and technologists, though its operations are much smaller than those of the USDA or DOD.

One of the things that has added stature to the profession is that the U.S. Federal Government's Directory of Occupational Titles began to list both food science and food technologists as professional fields rather than lumping food scientists under some older category such as microbiologist or chemists (42).

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Homemade Pet Food Secrets

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