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David Julian McClements - University of Massachusetts Amherst. Amherst, MA, US

David Julian McClements David Julian McClements

Distinguished Professor of Food Science | University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA, UNITED STATES

D. Julian McClements is the most highly cited food scientist in the world, known for his leading research on plant-based food.

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Plant-based Food

Food Science

Food Nanotechnology

Food Architecture

Biography

David Julian McClements has been sought after to answer pressing questions about the future of the food we eat, especially in the growing area of plant-based alternative proteins.

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How modern science is turning our foods into medicines | David Julian McClements | TEDxAmherst David Julian McClements Discusses Food Architecture Sept. 4, 2019 David Julian McClements of UMass Amherst on Future Foods

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Education (2)

University of Leeds: Ph.D., Food Science

University of Leeds: Bachelor of Science, Food Science

Media Coverage (7)

How sustainable are fake meats?

Knowable Magazine  online

2022-07-20

Professor David Julian McClements discusses his work to create realistic textures in plant-based meat substitutes in a story examining efforts to make products like Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat not only taste and feel like the real thing but also have far lighter environmental footprints.

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Stress-testing sausages may give vegan products a meat-like mouthfeel

NewScientist  online

2022-04-12

David Julian McClements comments on how stress-testing sausages may help make eating vegan products feel more like eating meat.

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Massachusetts' food scientists work to improve the texture of meat alternatives

WCVB-TV  tv

2022-03-15

UMass Amherst's David Julian McClements says it's critical that we create a sustainable food supply because the global population is growing and we have to feed all these people without damaging the planet for future generations

david julian mcclements on WCVB Chronicle

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Have We Reached Peak Plant Milk? Not Even Close.

The New York Times  online

2022-03-01

David Julian McClements says plant-based foods are “a really hot topic at the moment,” says McClements, whose research in the last five years has focused entirely on plant-based foods “because that is one of the main trends in the food industry at the moment for sustainability, ethical and health reasons.”

new york times

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Why plant-based doesn’t necessarily mean healthy

New Food magazine  online

2021-06-07

Distinguished Professor David Julian McClements is the author of a paper in the new Nature journal, “Science of Food,” that explores how food scientists are focusing on ways to create healthier, better-tasting and more sustainable plant-based protein products that mimic meat, fish, milk, cheese and eggs.

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Scientists Take Their Shot At Making Plant-Based Meat Tastier

Forbes  online

2021-06-07

"A lot of academics are starting to work in this area and are not familiar with the complexity of animal products and the physicochemical principles you need in order to assemble plant-based ingredients into these products, each with their own physical, functional, nutritional and sensory attributes" says food scientist David Julian McClements, UMass Amherst Distinguished Professor and lead author of a paper in the new Nature journal, Science of Food, that explores the topic.

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In Defense Of Processed Foods: Scientist Says Tech Helps Solve Global Food Dilemmas

New England Public Radio  radio

2019-06-05

There's a lot of debate about the safety and value of food that's been processed, from genetic modification to nutritional enhancement. UMass Amherst food scientist Julian McClements often wades right into the middle of those debates.

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Publications (1)

Future Foods: How Modern Science Is Transforming the Way We Eat (BOOK)

Copernicus

David Julian McClements

2019-04-30

We are in the midst of an unprecedented era of rapid scientific and technological advances that are transforming the way our foods are produced and consumed.

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