UMaine invites members of the public to snack for science

The University of Maine is recruiting taste testers for its food science Sensory Evaluation Center. Members of the public who are 18 and older are invited to subscribe to an email list that announces taste testing opportunities. 

The lab tests everything from seafood to spuds to help researchers and companies evaluate the palatability of new crop varieties, food preservation techniques and other innovative edibles.

Taste testing generally takes less than 30 minutes, and most offer participants cash compensation upon completion. To subscribe, send a note from the email you wish to subscribe with to