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Why I Volunteer

December 10, 2018

Back in the summer of 2005, while attending that year’s IFT annual event and food expo in New Orleans, I found out I had been chosen to be a part of a volunteer trip to Cheboksary, Russia. I had just... (Read More)

The 5 Most Popular Food Technology Articles of 2018

December 05, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, let's take a look back at the five most popular Food Technology articles from 2018! Each of these articles originally appeared in IFT's Food Technology magazine. Food... (Read More)

Climate Change and the Future of Food

November 29, 2018

Over the course of the past few weeks, we have seen the release of some major new reports on climate change—one from the U.S. federal government, and one from the UN. Both included some daunting... (Read More)

What is Clean Label?

November 12, 2018

Clean label is not a scientific term. Rather, it is a consumer term that has been broadly accepted by the food industry, consumers, academics, and even regulatory agencies. (Read More)

Dairy Myth Busters

October 29, 2018

Does lactose intolerance mean you’re done with dairy? And if you’re sick, should you skip your morning glass of milk? The answer to both may surprise you! (Read More)

The Science Behind the LaCroix and Linalool Controversy

October 18, 2018

You may have recently come across some headlines mentioning a controversy surrounding LaCroix—the popular brand of sparkling water—and its use of the flavoring agent linalool. (Read More)

Food Traceability in a Mobile World

October 17, 2018

The difference between traceability today and traceability 10 years ago is fairly remarkable. Just think: the iPhone was first released in June of 2007 and is now on its 18th model. The Apple App... (Read More)

Women: Be Your Own Champion

October 16, 2018

The Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting and food expo is the largest food ingredient and technology conference in the United States. This year’s event, IFT18: A Matter of Science + Food,... (Read More)

Animal Welfare: Getting It Right

September 20, 2018

There is a growing public perception that people who work in the livestock industry and people who consume bacon, hamburgers, milk, cheese, and other animal products do not truly care about the... (Read More)

I Am IFT: Dennis Heldman

September 04, 2018

The Nicolas Appert Award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a science of food professional.  (Read More)
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