The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) has taken a lead role in addressing the threat of declining numbers of graduates entering the food industry. Over recent years there has been a drop in student interest in food-related science-based subjects with a marked reduction in students studying food-related degrees. The resultant decline in graduates in this area is a threat to the requirements of the food industry to meet the needs for growth in this essential sector.
As a result of an important Forum on the Future for Food Science and Technology, hosted by IFST in late 2004, IFST along with Improve Ltd (the Food & Drink Sector Skills Council) and the Science Council have initiated an independently conducted project to determine the extent of the current problem faced by the UK food industry (manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers).
The results were significant:
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