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Four African American Scientists and Inventors Who Changed the Food Industry

February 20, 2019

As part of our celebration of Black History Month in the United States, we wanted to take a look at just a few of the many African Americans who helped shape the food industry and the science of food... (Read More)

Celebrating Women in Food Science

February 17, 2019

While women have traditionally been underrepresented in many STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers, that is not the case for the science of food profession. In fact, nearly half... (Read More)

9 Ways to Strike Up a Conversation at a Networking Event

February 16, 2019

There’s no doubt that starting a conversation with a complete stranger can be a little intimidating, even frightening—especially if you’ve only done it a handful of times! Like anything though,... (Read More)

Food and Ingredient Trends to Watch at the IFT19 Food Expo

February 12, 2019

One of my favorite parts of IFT’s annual event is wandering the floor of the Food Expo. I enjoy taking in the array of ingredients and products at one of the largest food expos in the world,... (Read More)

How Two Food Entrepreneurs Reached the Next Level

January 08, 2019

Last year, as part of our mission to encourage entrepreneurialism and innovation, IFT launched the IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge—a new competition designed to help emerging and investment-ready... (Read More)

10 Food Trend Predictions for 2019

January 02, 2019

Happy New Year! (Read More)

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)
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