News Releases


8 Great Scientific Solutions to Feeding the World

October 14, 2014
In honor of World Food Day on October 16, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is highlighting eight solutions for feeding the world from its FutureFood 2050 website. They include articles featuring Kofi Annan, M.S. Swaminathan, Sylvia Earle and more. Feel free to re-publish or share these links as part of your World Food Day coverage. (Read more)

IFT and Tate and Lyle Food Systems Launch New Student Competition

September 30, 2014
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and Tate & Lyle Food Systems today announced a new student competition that will foster student innovation and scientific exploration of global food science issues. This new partnership focuses on the need for talented food scientists to meet future global demands for safe, nutritious and affordable food. (Read more)

Leading Futurists Forecast What Consumers Will Be Eating in 2050

September 24, 2014
When consumers sit down to dine in the year 2050, the food on their plate is likely to be more nutritious, tailored to meet their specific health needs, and sustainably grown thanks to evolving technological developments that could reduce waste and decrease the amount of water needed for agriculture. (Read more)

7 Supermarkets Trends Now and in the Future

September 17, 2014
With convenience and value being key drivers when it comes to grocery shopping, successful retailers will be those who adapt to changes in consumer product preferences, technology and lifestyle needs. In the September issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Executive Editor Mary Ellen Kuhn writes about the changing landscape of today’s supermarket. (Read more)

9 Fats to Include in a Healthy Diet

September 17, 2014
Fats are often considered the enemy of good nutrition, but when included in a healthy diet they can boast several potential health benefits. In the September issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Contributing Editor Linda Milo Ohr writes about how fatty acids and nutritional oils may benefit cognition, weight management, heart health, eye and brain development, and even mood.  (Read more)

IFT Appoints New Members of the International Food Science Certification Commission

September 17, 2014
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) today announced the 2014/2015 members of the International Food Science Certification Commission (IFSCC). The IFSCC is an independent, third-party certification body that oversees the testing, governance, and policymaking for the Certified Food Scientist (CFS) credentialing activities.  (Read more)

IFT September 2014 Media Update

September 17, 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)

Global Food Traceability Center Launches New Seafood Traceability Financial Tool

September 8, 2014
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) today announced the launch of a Seafood Traceability Financial Tool. This tool assists organizations in the seafood industry in understanding the financial impact (costs and benefits) of implementing traceability. Developed with input from seafood business leaders and owners, and as part of its service to the seafood industry, this tool is freely accessible online at http://www.seafoodtraceability.org. (Read more)

Institute of Food Technologists Welcomes New 2014-2015 President

September 2, 2014
On September 1, 2014 Mary Ellen Camire, PhD, CFS, Food Science and Nutrition Professor at the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture became the 75th president of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a nonprofit scientific society of professionals in industry, academia, and government engaged in food science, food technology, and related areas. Dr. Camire succeeded Janet E. Collins, PhD, RD, CFS, IFT’s 2013-2014 president. In her position as president, Dr. Camire will work with members and staff to support IFT's overall mission of advancing the science of food to ensure a safe, abundant and healthful food supply worldwide. (Read more)

Global Food Traceability Center Submits Comments to Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud

August 28, 2014
To offer solutions to pressing food fraud issues, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) today submitted written and oral comments to the Presidential Task Force on Combatting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud (NOAA-NMFS-0214-0090).  (Read more)

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