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Essential Oils Help Control Fungus Growth in Argentinian Corn

December 16, 2014
Argentina is the second highest corn producing country in the world. But because of the slow drying process in corn kernels and wet weather conditions in Argentina, corn grown there can easily become infected with fungus. A new study in the Journal of Food Science published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) found that the essential oils from oregano can have an antifungal effect on corn. (Read more)

IFT December 2014 Media Update

December 16, 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 articles are available to journalists upon request. Please attribute content to the Institute of Food Technologists.  (Read more)

Institute of Food Technologists Announces New Certified Food Scientists

December 16, 2014
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is proud to announce that 34 professionals have recently earned the prestigious Certified Food Scientist (CFS) credential, joining more than 1,600 in 55 countries worldwide. These include professionals that represent diverse roles within organizations such as British Columbia Institute of Technology, The Hershey Company, Chiquita Brands International, and International Flavors and Fragrances. (Read more)

Plants are the New Protein

December 16, 2014
Since 2007, U.S. meat consumption has been declining (NCC, 2014) with more than a third of consumers turning to meat alternatives for meals (Mintel, 2013). In the December issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Executive Editor Mary Ellen Kuhn writes about the abundance of new plant-based protein food products that are entering the market. (Read more)

#SweetScientists Profiled in New “Day in the Life of a Food Scientist” Video from IFT

December 16, 2014
IFT Student Association members Amy DeJong and Maya Warren show us what life is like for PhD students in food science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. DeJong and Warren are also the #SweetScientists team on the 25th season of the reality TV series “The Amazing Race” and will be competing in the season finale that airs Friday, December 19th.  (Read more)

What Your Kitchen Will Look Like in 2050

December 16, 2014
Hyperconnected appliances that anticipate consumers’ every need will make “Jetsons”-style kitchens a reality during the coming decades, predict design visionaries in the latest FutureFood 2050 interview series. (Read more)

New Technologies Policies Spur Agricultural Innovations

November 19, 2014
In Part 2 of the Innovative Ag series, FutureFood 2050 showcases the growing role of Big Data in agriculture, ancient farming systems that still reap rewards today, small-scale ecosystems, and more. (Read more)

11 Ways to improve Heart Health

November 13, 2014
As the holidays approach, it’s easy to slip into bad eating habits. However, poor diet increases the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and poor circulation – three major factors that affect overall heart health. In the November issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Contributing Editor Linda Milo Ohr writes that adding certain nutrients and foods to the diet that may decrease risk for heart disease, which is the number one cause of death in the United States.  (Read more)

5 Flavor Trends to Watch in 2015

November 13, 2014
Over half of Americans consider themselves adventurous eaters and 82 percent are open to trying new flavors (Mintel, 2014). Fortunately, consumers have more varieties of flavors to choose from than ever before and the choices are expanding every day. In the November issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Senior Digital Editor Kelly Hensel writes about the top five flavor trends that flavorists, chefs and trendspotters predict consumers will be seeking out in the coming year. (Read more)

IFT November 2014 Media Update

November 13, 2014
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Media Update contains highlights from Food Technology magazine, and other information from IFT. Copies of articles are available to journalists upon request. Please attribute content to the Institute of Food Technologists.  (Read more)

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