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Statements of Excellence in Food Science

Sample Personal Statement for the MSC in Food Science, Indian woman raised in Kuwait, fluent in Arabic and French.

I hope to be selected to attend my first choice for graduate school: the MSC Program in Food Science & Agricultural Chemistry at XXXX University in Montreal, Canada. An Indian woman born and raised in Kuwait until the age of 16, I am thus fluent in Arabic and conversant in Middle East as well as Indian issues, especially everything related to food security and agricultural chemistry. In addition to English and Hindi, I am fluent at Arabic as well as French since Arabic was my third language from grades 1- 8 and French my second from grades 9 -12.

I very much appreciate the way that the focus of your program at XXXX dovetails perfectly with my own ambitions for both the short and long term, professionally as well as academically. I am a natural for study at XXXX because I am fluent in French and I adore Montreal. I appreciate the way that McGill ranks near the top of universities worldwide, with unsurpassed faculty, world class laboratories, and a vast alumni network. With my extensive academic background in the life sciences and the laboratory skills that I have developed as a result of a great deal of perseverance and hard work, I feel confident that I will be able to make important contributions at McGill, especially as a result of long hours in the lab and a dogged determination to complete my mission or task at hand, whatever that may be. It would be a profound honor for me to give my all as a research assistant to such distinguished faculty members whose research I so very much admire. I especially look forward to staying active in the alumni network for the balance of my career following my graduation from XXXX. I love all of Canada and particularly Montreal. Thriving on diversity and global perspectives, I am most comfortable where different races and religions live and worship side by side in peace and harmony.  I am particularly well read in the area of Food Safety because it is such a very serious public health concern in one of the world’s most populous country such as India, with a high birth rate, horrible poverty, and vast challenges in the area of sanitation not to mention health care, the gravity of the issues is best taken in the context of the fact that India is projected to overtake China as the world’s most populous nation by mid-century.

Even now, the challenges of feeding a nation with a geographically dispersed population of more than a billion people is mind boggling. Millions of children in India have stunted growth due to poor nutrition and many die. Food scandals have plagued India for decades and health and safety issues have these days become a highly visible public concern. Testing and analytical capacity among India’s official food safety monitoring units is woefully inadequate for the management of a supply system that feeds nearly 1.3 billion people. Food testing laboratories lack adequate equipment and expertise and the country’s food regulatory bodies lack credibility with the domestic public and international communities and investors. This undermines government efforts to protect citizens against food-borne health threats. Child deaths from diarrhea in India are among the highest in the world because not a single city in the country provides clean water that can be consumed from the tap. India is in desperate need of highly qualified and experienced scientists to set out standards and regulate every step of the food supply chain. I wish to be a part of the industry /regulatory body where I can make the most of the expertise that I will gain at XXXX to make a positive impact as a Certified Food Scientist. I see myself in the future serving in a senior supervisory role in a food production company while I continue to do research into food safety and agricultural chemistry. I hope to at some point set up my own food testing laboratory to conduct tests for food companies and government agencies.

I thank you for considering my application to Food Science & Agricultural Chemistry at XXXX.

Sample 1st Paragraph for the MS in Food Science

My dream is to play an essential role in local organizations which are focused on implementing best practices to minimize food borne illnesses, sustainable food development, minimize food waste, and ensure that everyone in our community has access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food.  In addition, as a volunteer, I wish to help at risk or marginalized children to learn how to grow up healthy, happy and grateful.

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Achievements That Have Spanned Decades

Some significant achievements of the 20th century spanned several decades: enrichment (nutrients lost in processing added back to food) and fortification (addition of nutrients not originally present in foods), and safe canning practices.

Although Nicholas Appert developed the canning process between 1775 and 1810, food scientists have determined the thermal processes needed for the safe canning of specific vegetables within the last 60 years. Safe canning results in commercially sterile products with a long shelf life.

And yet, there have been so many changes this century, too. What will we discover can be done in the next couple of decades? Only people like you will come up with the answers! Let us know if we can help you on your journey through our services because we would really love to.

Sample 1st Paragraph Food Science and Engineering

My principal pass times are ballet and music, especially piano all of which seem quite spiritual to me. In the material world, my focus is on nutrition and food science, although the spiritual and physical worlds come together for me on a personal level; as a dancer I have always been sensitive to the way that food made an impact on my body. I have distinguished myself as an undergraduate student in Food Science and Engineering in my native China and matured and advanced a great deal as a result of my experience as an exchange student with the University of Nottingham in 2015. I have my heart set on attending your distinguished Master’s Program in Food Science at XXXX University for many reasons, especially your appreciation and advocacy of diversity and global perspectives.

Achievements That Have Spanned Decades

Some significant achievements of the 20th century spanned several decades: enrichment (nutrients lost in processing added back to food) and fortification (addition of nutrients not originally present in foods), and safe canning practices.

Although Nicholas Appert developed the canning process between 1775 and 1810, food scientists have determined the thermal processes needed for the safe canning of specific vegetables within the last 60 years. Safe canning results in commercially sterile products with a long shelf life.

And yet, there have been so many changes this century, too. What will we discover can be done in the next couple of decades? Only people like you will come up with the answers! Let us know if we can help you on your journey through our services because we would really love to.

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