M. Porter, Senior Executive, Master of Art, San Jose
Answered Mar 05, 2019
Fast food science is the same as food science but just concentrates on matters to do with fast foods. These are burgers, pizzas, hot dogs etc. The human brain is made of food, so this area of science studies how fast food affects our ability to keep a healthy, alert and active mind. Also what makes certain foods more addictive (and tasty) than others. Food manufacturers employ scientists who look for a perfect combination of salt, sugar, and fat that excites your brain and entices you to crave more of the same.
Fast food science draws from many disciplines such as biology, chemical engineering, and biochemistry in an attempt to better understand food processes and ultimately improve food products for the general public. As the stewards of the field, food scientists study the physical, microbiological, and chemical makeup of food. By applying their findings, they are responsible for developing the safe, nutritious foods and innovative packaging that line supermarket shelves everywhere.
The food you consume on a daily basis is the result of extensive food research, a systematic investigation into a variety of foods’ properties and compositions. After the initial stages of research and development comes the mass production of food products using principles of food technology. All of these interrelated fields contribute to the food industry – the largest manufacturing industry in the United States.