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IFT - Institute of Food Technologists

IFT - Institute of Food Technologists As a visionary organization, IFT is feeding the minds that feed the world. Envision what the very best minds involved in the science of food can achieve when they work together: providing each and every person on the planet with a safe, nutritious, and sustainable food supply.

Since 1939, IFT has been advancing the science of food and its application across the global food system by creating a dynamic forum where individuals from more than 95 countries can collaborate, learn, and grow, transforming scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of people around the world. Members are at the heart of all we do. We help them enhance their careers and make

Since 1939, IFT has been advancing the science of food and its application across the global food system by creating a dynamic forum where individuals from more than 95 countries can collaborate, learn, and grow, transforming scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of people around the world. Members are at the heart of all we do. We help them enhance their careers and make

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Eating patterns have changed for many throughout the pandemic, and for Gen Z and millennial consumers, defining new beha...
03/23/2022
Taking the Pulse of Teens and Young Adults

Eating patterns have changed for many throughout the pandemic, and for Gen Z and millennial consumers, defining new behaviors have emerged. To understand what teens and young adults want from food products and trends, Food Technology magazine sat down with YPulse's MaryLeigh Bliss to discuss these changes. https://hubs.la/Q016yFVq0

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YPulse’s MaryLeigh Bliss shares facts and figures on the impact of Gen Z and millennial behaviors.

As significant consumers of water and large sources of methane emissions, agriculture's influence on climate change is h...
03/23/2022
Farming 4.0 Is Here

As significant consumers of water and large sources of methane emissions, agriculture's influence on climate change is hard to look away from. This is where ag tech comes in: innovations in labs are working to improve feeding systems, irrigation methods, and more. Dive into Food Technology magazine to explore this area's growth. https://hubs.la/Q016vsSz0

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What do the latest agricultural technology innovations mean for food production, the environment, CPG companies, and consumers?

Have you heard of a water footprint? The way we use water varies in the scale of impact. Some consumers are responsible ...
03/22/2022

Have you heard of a water footprint? The way we use water varies in the scale of impact. Some consumers are responsible for far more usage than others. Find out how much water it takes to make single servings of steak, soda, wine, salads, and more. https://hubs.la/Q016wzkh0

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How safe is drinking water? It depends on where you're at. Location aside, any contaminated drinking water source is a s...
03/22/2022

How safe is drinking water? It depends on where you're at. Location aside, any contaminated drinking water source is a significant risk to public health. In Peshawar, Pakistan, researchers examined the prevalence and associated risk factors of Shigella flexneri in drinking water and raw foods. Read their study in Journal of Food Science to discover their thoughts on the importance of frequent monitoring to reduce occurrences of shigellosis. https://hubs.la/Q016t4q10

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There are more than a handful of concerns surrounding global water consumption. Today's problems will only grow in scale...
03/22/2022
Episode 11: The Challenge of Water

There are more than a handful of concerns surrounding global water consumption. Today's problems will only grow in scale if they remain unaddressed. 🌎⚠

On the SciDish podcast, experts discuss the current challenges surrounding water and what the future of water quality, safety, and conservation could look like. Listen in today on our website or your favorite app to learn more. https://hubs.la/Q016t5FB0

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Water is a critical resource for growing and processing food. This episode discusses the challenges we face regarding water, and present and future solutions to resolve them.

To effectively conserve water, we must take deliberate, measured, and sustainable actions. Earth has a limited supply of...
03/22/2022

To effectively conserve water, we must take deliberate, measured, and sustainable actions. Earth has a limited supply of our most critical resource for life, and for World Water Day, we must commit to protecting it. 💧💙

Food Technology magazine reports improvements in water use efficiency and treatment methods to reuse waste. Keep reading to see what's ahead for water resources and sustainability efforts. And stay tuned for more facts and resources throughout the day! https://hubs.la/Q016sf_k0

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Spending your time on scientific discovery is time well spent, but to keep a lab running, you also have to be on top of ...
03/22/2022

Spending your time on scientific discovery is time well spent, but to keep a lab running, you also have to be on top of managing all assets. There are better ways to streamline productivity and workflows in the lab, and you can find out firsthand during an informative supplier solutions webcast. Join PerkinElmer on March 23 to learn more: https://hubs.la/Q016pLcy0

Learning how to negotiate effectively can change the course of your professional development and career path. But, this ...
03/21/2022

Learning how to negotiate effectively can change the course of your professional development and career path. But, this isn't always as simple as it sounds. To become a master at leveraging negotiation skills, join us this Wednesday, March 23 to learn from two experienced professionals: IFT Past President Michele Perchonok and Women’s Resource Group member Shannon Coleman. Registration closes soon: https://hubs.la/Q016pHl60

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The weekend is the perfect time to kick back, relax, and learn at your own pace. With IFT's on-demand web events library...
03/20/2022

The weekend is the perfect time to kick back, relax, and learn at your own pace. With IFT's on-demand web events library at your fingertips, you get access to dynamic discussions on dozens of topics. The best part? You can watch it anywhere, anytime. Take a step toward making your career greener and explore the sustainability section to get started. https://hubs.la/Q016jVWF0

The food system continues to lose trillions of calories and nutrients that never get consumed. The damage of food loss a...
03/19/2022
Sustainable Food and Entrepreneurship: An Interview with Karin Beukel

The food system continues to lose trillions of calories and nutrients that never get consumed. The damage of food loss and food waste is clear. There's work to be done, and IFTSA member Cassandra Maya believes the disruptors, innovators, and entrepreneurs working to solve these challenges deserve more recognition. In her latest post, discover how the Danish-based company Agrain turns beer and whiskey grains into new, fiber-rich products. https://hubs.la/Q016jVRT0

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By Cassandra Maya Do you love food? Yeah, me too. That’s why we’re both here, right? But we need to address something. The latest United Nations Environment Programme (2021) report estimates that approximately 931 million tonnes of food waste was generated in 2019. That equates to the loss of wa...

Boasting both functional and nutritional attributes, algae is a growing global market. Valued at $4.7 billion, algae pro...
03/18/2022
The Sustainable, Nutritious, Functional Power of Algae

Boasting both functional and nutritional attributes, algae is a growing global market. Valued at $4.7 billion, algae products also signal potential in contributing to a more sustainable and animal-free source of protein. More research is coming, and the future for algae processing and product development looks promising. Explore the benefits and potential of this aquatic food in Food Technology magazine.
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An introduction to the use of algae as a food ingredient.

For the science of food community, the place where connection, learning, and innovation fuel the future of food is IFT F...
03/18/2022

For the science of food community, the place where connection, learning, and innovation fuel the future of food is IFT FIRST: Annual Event & Expo. What will be there?

You can count on opportunities to connect with 1,800+ exhibitors, thousands of fellow scientists and innovators, thought-provoking scientific debate and dialogue, and access to the most cutting-edge tech and research. The only thing missing is you. Register early to secure limited-time savings: https://hubs.ly/Q016jdXM0

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Consumer demands are always in flux, and companies must continue evolving to meet new and emerging needs. In the food an...
03/18/2022

Consumer demands are always in flux, and companies must continue evolving to meet new and emerging needs. In the food and beverage industry, quick-paced innovation is the name of the game, especially for plant-based products. Wicked Kitchen will share insight on how companies can maintain their foundation while quickening and streamlining their pace of innovation. RSVP to learn more: https://hubs.la/Q016dlxR0

Make way for scientific discovery and innovation by optimizing processes, vendors, and standards in your laboratory.  💡🥼...
03/18/2022

Make way for scientific discovery and innovation by optimizing processes, vendors, and standards in your laboratory. 💡🥼 In an upcoming webcast, PerkinElmer’s OneSource Laboratory Services will share insights on ways to enhance your workflows, business outcomes, and more. Register and tune in on March 23: https://hubs.la/Q016bd8P0

Consider yourself a lifelong learner? IFT's on-demand webcast library is at your fingertips 24/7.  💻🏫 Discover the lates...
03/17/2022

Consider yourself a lifelong learner? IFT's on-demand webcast library is at your fingertips 24/7. 💻🏫 Discover the latest innovations and explore emerging trends in over a dozen science of food categories. For those looking to help expand your knowledge of sustainability topics, there is a section just for you.

All this and more at 👉 https://hubs.la/Q016bm3M0

Present in foods like Brazil nuts and muscle meats, selenium is an essential nutrient for humans. It's often supplemente...
03/17/2022

Present in foods like Brazil nuts and muscle meats, selenium is an essential nutrient for humans. It's often supplemented and studied for opportunities to enhance its properties. Research in IFT's Journal of Food Science reports on the effects of selenium biofortification on black soybean during germination. Learn more about the study and findings: https://hubs.la/Q0168bkv0

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Pelatons, kettlebells, and yoga mats: these popular tools pair nicely with a variety of fitness resolutions. As more con...
03/17/2022
Consumers Seek Sustainable Energy

Pelatons, kettlebells, and yoga mats: these popular tools pair nicely with a variety of fitness resolutions. As more consumers are focusing on health and wellness, there's a need for improved sources of energy. Food Technology magazine looks into the demand for cleaner ingredients, more vitamins, and sustainable sources in the March issue. 👟🌿⚡ https://hubs.la/Q0167R-h0

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Author Linda Ohr shares an update on current trends in energy-delivering ingredients.

Does the idea of negotiating seem overwhelming? While it may be uncomfortable for some, successful negotiation tactics c...
03/16/2022

Does the idea of negotiating seem overwhelming? While it may be uncomfortable for some, successful negotiation tactics can be a game-changer in unlocking your greatest career potential. 🤝🏆 IFT leaders and Women’s Resource Group members will be sharing some tips to help you get started. Register now to join us on March 23. https://hubs.la/Q0167YjK0

Illegal fishing is one of many contemporary and growing concerns within the seafood traceability sector. How can we miti...
03/16/2022

Illegal fishing is one of many contemporary and growing concerns within the seafood traceability sector. How can we mitigate this? And where can we improve? IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center and the World Wildlife Fund are working to find out. Learn more on the IFTNEXT podcast. https://hubs.la/Q015_ZcB0

Your first year at college can be transformative, eye-opening, rigorous, and celebratory all at once. 🏫📚 Don't let the w...
03/15/2022

Your first year at college can be transformative, eye-opening, rigorous, and celebratory all at once. 🏫📚 Don't let the weight of tuition bring you down. First-year students planning to pursue a food science degree can apply for Feeding Tomorrow scholarships to help fund studies in a variety of food science disciplines. Learn more and get started today. https://hubs.la/Q01602x10

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Following a juicing process, Phyllanthus emblica—also known as Indian gooseberry or amla—produces a pomace rich in polyp...
03/15/2022

Following a juicing process, Phyllanthus emblica—also known as Indian gooseberry or amla—produces a pomace rich in polyphenols. Recent research in Journal of Food Science examines the fruit's potential to alleviate some effects of Alzheimer's disease. Learn more about the antioxidant activity and optimal separation methods in the full study. https://hubs.la/Q01603vB0

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It's well established that our senses influence how we enjoy food and beverages. Not only is scent a major factor in inf...
03/15/2022
Research Reveals The Cup Color That Makes Hot Chocolate Taste Better

It's well established that our senses influence how we enjoy food and beverages. Not only is scent a major factor in influencing taste, but so is sight. Research from Journal of Food Sciences supports this article from TastingTable on hot chocolate and cup color. https://hubs.la/Q015VxN20

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Per a new study, hot chocolate can taste even better if you use the right color cup; this color makes sense as it's one often associated with joy and warmth.

When the science of food community unites in overcoming a major challenge, incredible solutions emerge. IFT convened a m...
03/14/2022
A Hunger for Science

When the science of food community unites in overcoming a major challenge, incredible solutions emerge. IFT convened a multidisciplinary group of thought-leaders last year to understand barriers to consumers aligning their eating habits with the recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

From that meeting last year, the group proposed three key recommendations. Read more about their guidance in Food Technology magazine. https://hubs.la/Q015VxjZ0

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Here are three ways the food science community can help consumers eat a healthier diet.

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Our Promises As a global organization, we are committed to our community of members, volunteers, and partners. That commitment is reflected in the strategic priorities that guide us, with the objective of increasing member value, driving organizational accountability and, ultimately, helping us to achieve our mission and vision. Develop: Advance and Promote Careers in the Science of Food Enhance and promote the knowledge of IFT members and prospective members worldwide. Network: Establish Productive and Interactive Global Networks Engage and convene relevant stakeholders to debate, create and transfer knowledge, and communicate the latest information affecting the science of food. Innovate: Promote Science, Technology and Their Application Be a source of influence and thought leadership for the development, application and communication of the science of food. Advocate: Address Issues and Influence Outcomes Be the objective voice of the science of food by leveraging IFT’s members to proactively contribute evidence-based science to the public dialogue on food issues. Our Values Community We believe in the power of community. We collaborate across borders and scientific disciplines with public and private institutions. We are a convener of people and ideas. Teamwork is essential to our success. Integrity We want our scientific and operational integrity to be renowned. We honor the diversity of people and ideas in our community. We adhere to the highest level of professionalism and professional ethics. Passion We are passionate about the science of food. We are dedicated to expanding knowledge and advancing careers. We commit ourselves to finding solutions to the food challenges facing humanity. Progress We are dedicated to supporting the changing needs of our members and our community. We are committed to continuous improvement and to championing innovation. Respect We respect the scientific process and our peers. We are guided by the needs and demands of our members. We are committed to clear communication and responsiveness.

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