Today, food is a star as much as celebrities. when you check social media right now, the chances are you’ll encounter at least a single post about food. But food not always about glamorous platting or cute photos on Instagram. When we talk about food we can’t ignore the fact that it has to be healthy, stable, and also sustainable. Food can be about science too. How it grows, How it produces, even down to how its manufacture is science-related.
Follow up on the statement above, How can be food is science-related, we’re talking about Food Technology. According to Abdurrahman Mas, MSc, Head Of Food Technology here at i3L “Over the past few years, advancements in the field of food technology have been focusing on the investigation on sustainable food development. Sustainable food development has become an interesting topic due to the ever-growing need for a stable and healthy food supply. We believe that the solution to these issues lies in the utilization of local biodiversity and the application of modern food processing technologies.” Then what is Food Technology? It is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution, quality control, and research and development of the food products. Food Technology’s related fields include analytical chemistry, biotechnology, engineering, nutrition, quality control, and food safety management.
Now that we throw Biotechnology in the mix, let’s stir a bit and make it excited. One of the factors that boost the rapid growth of Food Technology is Biotechnology. As We already know that Biotechnology manipulates or make use of organism to produce products or services. In a more conventional way, Biotechnology is already used to produces some food products. such as the use of Rhizopus oryzae in making tempe or Aspergillus wentii in making sweet soy sauce. Nowadays, in the more modern sense, Biotechnology uses the application of microorganisms/cells or components thereof (e.g., enzymes) to produce useful products and services. It helps increased efficiency and the use of renewable resources. Including food products.
The benefits of combining biotechnology in food technology are as follows :
So food is more than a social media hashtag. it’s more than meets the eye. In case you want to be more just cool kids who take a pic of delicious food but also be the cool kids who invented deliciously nutritious food.
Join our Food Technology program or our Biotechnology program.
Abdurrahman Mas, MSc, Head Of Food Technology here at i3L said “The Food Technology program at i3L is designed to help students acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to become future food technologists. The program provides students with hands-on laboratory training and access to an extensive industry network. Our Food Technology program makes i3L the best place to be for students who aspire to be future food innovators.”