What constitutes the humane treatment of food animals? Colorado State University professor Temple Grandin has spent her entire career answering that question—designing livestock handling equipment for food animal operations around the world, including widely used equipment to ensure that the handling and slaughter of cattle occur in ways that respect the psychology of each animal. Her research and that of Colorado State University professor Keith Belk illuminate how the humane treatment of food animals not only benefits the animals but also ensures better quality meat and meat products for consumers.
What is it really like to be a food scientist? What do food scientists do each day? What kinds of things do they think about? Learn more about what it's like to be a food scientist in the words of people who do it every day.