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IFT July 2014 Media Update

July 18, 2014
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Media Update contains highlights from Food Technology magazine, Journal of Food Science, and other information from IFT. Copies of scientific papers are available to journalists upon request. Please attribute content to the Institute of Food Technologists.  (Read more)

8 Ways Zinc Affects the Human Body

July 17, 2014
Researchers identified zinc as one of the most important essential trace metals in human nutrition and lifestyle in a new review article in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Zinc is not only a vital element in various physiological processes; it is also a drug in the prevention of many diseases.  (Read more)

Essential Oils May Provide Good Source of Food Preservation

July 17, 2014
A new study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), found that essential oils may be able to be used as food preservatives in packaging to help extend the shelf-life of food products.  (Read more)

IFT 2014 Annual Meeting & Food Expo® in New Orleans Featured Latest Scientific Research in Food

July 17, 2014
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 2014 Annual Meeting & Food Expo® in New Orleans highlighted the latest in food products and the science of food. More than 16,500 people from 85 countries registered for the event held June 21-24 to attend 124 scientific sessions, 1,000 poster presentations, and network with colleagues at a sold-out expo floor. (Read more)

IFT Global Food Traceability Center Appoints Two New Advisory Council Members

July 17, 2014
Ian Williams, PhD, Chief of the Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Robert Gravani, PhD, CFS, Food Science Professor at Cornell University, have both recently joined the Advisory Council for the Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) (Read more)

Man's Best Friend Goes Gourmet: Nine Emerging Trends in Pet Food

July 17, 2014
Four out of five pet owners now consider their pet a member of the family, and consumers are shifting their priorities when it comes to purchasing food for their pets accordingly (Mintel, Pet Food, 2013). In the July issue of Food Technology Magazine, published by the Institute of Food Technologists, Contributing Editor A. Elizabeth Sloan writes about recent trends in gourmet pet food.  (Read more)

FutureFood 2050 Looks at Food Security and Nutrition Challenges Facing Africa

July 16, 2014
The latest interviews from FutureFood 2050 share scientific, entrepreneurial, and cultural perspectives on feeding the hungry in Africa and beyond, including insights from Nobel Peace Prize Winner and former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan (Read more)

Insects as the Food of the Future

June 25, 2014
As the human population grows, it is critical that the drain on the planet’s resources be lessened by decreasing consumption of animal protein. According to two panel discussions on June 23 and 24 at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo® in New Orleans, insects are a promising, economically viable alternative source of high quality protein that leave a substantially smaller environmental footprint.  (Read more)

Small Produce Farmers May Need Guidance, Affordable Strategies to Meet New Post-Harvest Sanitation Standards

June 25, 2014
Many small and medium produce growers in the United States neither have the funding nor the expertise to optimally sanitize post-harvest operations to prevent the spread of potentially dangerous pathogens, according to a panel discussion at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo® in New Orleans. (Read more)

New Technologies Will Bring Health Benefits of Oats and Barley to a Greater Number of Foods

June 25, 2014
New technologies may help food manufacturers more broadly utilize the many healthful benefits of oats and barley in a greater range of food products, according to a June 24 panel discussion at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo® in New Orleans. (Read more)

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