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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.

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How STEM is transforming food production

How STEM is transforming food production

Healthy foods, healthy bodies 

A household name, Keelings in north Dublin is probably best known for providing fruit all year round to supermarkets. But there’s something else they love to grow too: data and business intelligence. Keelings has developed its own software to monitor and manage the various processes involved in growing and supplying fresh produce to retailers.

“It’s a game-changer,” says CEO, Caroline Keeling. ”But we still need human insight, and we will continue to need it even as technology integrates more and more into the business of Produce. Technology development might feel fast now but it is going to get even faster. This will give us more information and we need the skills and expertise to use that information to help us grow and source higher quality produce more efficiently and more cost-effectively.”

Caroline Keeling, CEO, Keelings 

To read more about the Food & Beverages sector, click here. Use the occupational database to further research careers such as Food Technologist.

Don’t forget to use the coursefinder to see all Food Technology related courses in Ireland.


Article brought to you by "A World of Opportunities: How Science, Technology and Engineering are Transforming the Careers of the Future" published by Dublin City University. 

Caroline Keeling, CEO, Keelings