About Us Feeding the minds that feed the world

Envision what the very best minds in food science can achieve when they work together: providing each and every person on the planet with access to a safe, healthy, abundant food supply, both today and tomorrow.

For 75 years, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has been unlocking the potential of the food science community by creating a dynamic global forum where members from more than 95 countries can share, learn, and grow, transforming scientific knowledge into innovative solutions throughout the food system for the benefit of people around the world.

We’ve helped the members of this community connect both in person, through scientific and technical education venues and forums such as the world’s largest annual food expo, and virtually, through our publications and other resources.

By serving as an independent voice for food science and a catalyst for change around the world, we educate a variety of audiences—from consumers and the media to the public policy community and government agencies. 

As a scientific society with vision, IFT is feeding the minds that feed the world.

IFT Launches Anticipatory Foresight Initiative; Seeks Input from Members
Earlier this year, IFT launched its Anticipatory Foresight long-range planning initiative. Learn more about this exciting initiative and how it will benefit you, and then contribute your own insights to the project. (IFT Members Only)