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How many people are employed as agricultural and food scientist nationwide? 

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Together these chefs developed the outlines of a new discipline that embraces both the culinary skills of a chef and the education of a food scientist.

Agricultural research would seem to be a particularly suitable area for studying this question since it is largely publicly funded, and agricultural benefits tend to accrue to the community as a whole in its capacity as a consumer of food.

The results are consistent with many previous results that imply an underinvestment in agricultural research.

Also, investment in agricultural research has yielded positive impact on poverty reduction and food security.

While there is a general consensus that the present and prospec - tive future of the agricultural sciences bears little resemblance to the situations that prevailed in the formative years of today's food and agricultural research policies and institutions, many of these changes are poorly un -

Future agricultural and rural development is, to a large extent, influenced by the projected food needs of 2.5 billion people expected to swell the world population by 2020.

Concerted efforts of scientists to improve agricultural and food productivity, technology, nutrition, and education are imperative to facilitate appropriate strategies for defeating hunger and malnutrition.

The results demonstrated a second-order factor of general agricultural interest, with animal husbandry, arable farming, vegetable and fruit cropping, primary food processing, and agricultural engineering as discrete content areas of agricultural interest.

These more recent challenges have led increasing numbers of people to realize that our current systems of agricultural production are not working as effectively as they have in the past.

Abstract As one of the major agricultural production areas in the world, the United States (U. S.) Midwest plays a vital role in the global food supply and agricultural ecosystem services.

Overall, these data suggest similarities among currently employed food professionals throughout Europe; they are young and highly educated, but also differences, especially in their food sector-specific skills.

The study has implications for achieving food security and poverty reduction through agricultural productivity growth.

The data indicate that significant numbers of individuals and families--many of whom are employed--are seeking food assistance.

The major finding was that the respondents had positive attitudes toward the food and agricultural sciences, but few had pursued degrees or careers in the food and agricultural sciences.

Our findings are of interest to researchers who design, field, or use data from agricultural surveys, as well as policy makers who design and implement agricultural interventions and policies.