Subject: Food and Bioproduct Sciences
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 2 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Agriculture and Bioresources
Department: Food and Bioproduct Sciences


This interdisciplinary course provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of food science and technology in today's society. Major themes are the chemistry and composition of food; preservation and processing; food safety and the role of food in health and wellness. Contemporary issues including organic foods, GMOs, nanotechnology, nutrition trends, food ingredients, and molecular gastronomy. Food security will also be addressed. Each lecture will focus on popular questions(s) related to food facts and fads using a scientific approach and discussion.

Note: A background in high school 30-level sciences is recommended. Students with credit for FABS 210 or FAMS 210 will not receive credit for this course.

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