Celebrating 75 Years Of feeding the minds that feed the world

This year, IFT celebrates its 75th anniversary. This major milestone is unique opportunity for us to recognize the historical impact of food science, communicate the importance of our profession, and help others understand the critical role food science and technology will play in feeding our growing global population, which is expected to increase to nine billion people by 2050.

Special 75th Anniversary Initiatives

You’ll find a variety of exciting initiatives taking place during this year-long event, from traditional celebrations, to special activities at the 2014 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, to a variety of programs that give both IFT members and the food community at-large unique opportunities to get involved and make an impact.

IFT 75th Anniversary Action Toolkit Help Get the Word Out on July 1 and All Year Long

Whether you have just a minute or a few hours, it’s easy to tell everyone about the contributions of food science and technology. Celebrate the founding of IFT on July 1 and throughout the year through our Action Kit.

This includes a variety of turnkey advocacy ideas, whether you want to share a “Day in the Life of a Food Scientist” or help people understand how the profession will feed a booming population in the decades ahead. Learn more and download our Action Kit (PDF)!


FutureFood 2050

Our 75th anniversary also offers a new opportunity to tell the story of food science to a broader audience, including the general public. To do that, we have launched a new program called FutureFood 2050. Under the FutureFood 2050 umbrella, we’ve been conducting 75 interviews with prominent individuals both within and outside of the food world. Their stories, crafted by an editorial team, will generate opportunities to create a dialogue on the promise of the profession and its ability to solve future food challenges.

These interviews will lead to a second high-profile opportunity: a feature-length documentary-style film that will focus on how food science will improve the world through sustainable solutions. By focusing our dialogue on science, we’ll educate the public on the critical role food science and technology will play in solving our future global challenges.

Learn more about the FutureFood2050 initiative.

We hope you will join in our celebration of the profession and of IFT!

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What Does the Future Hold for Food Science?

Hear IFT members share their thoughts about IFT’s milestone anniversary.

Have a 75th anniversary-related story or idea to share with us? E-mail it to 75thideas@ift.org.