Postprint version. Published in Reference Module in Food Sciences, October 6, 2016, pages 1-2.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100596-5.03340-0.
Food science knowledge and experience obtained through education, research, and professional development are the engines for innovative solutions that have historically solved key challenges in providing food for man since ancient times, and hold the key to meeting future needs of a growing global population. The systems in place that have been used to evolve our education programs conduct research and provide continuous learning opportunities that are essential to insuring a vibrant and widely available nutritious, safe, and wholesome food supply. This article provides an overview of the topics of the hierarchy related to food science education, research, and professional development. Shorter articles within the hierarchy will provide detailed and focused views on specific related topics within this framework.