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How studying economics in Austria makes a better food scientist

Patrick by art work featuring a chef in Austria.

Choosing to study food science in ACES made a lot of sense. Those who have heard me give in depth explanations about what I feed my sourdough starter, my love of beans, or my fascination with the history of the potato would likely also agree I chose an appropriate major.

Oddly enough, I didn’t get the same reaction from my fellow students while studying abroad in Vienna, Austria. In fact, many seemed outright confused when I explained my major. Maybe because

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