Learn About Food Science IFT offers a wide variety of educational resources for teachers, professionals, and students of all ages.

Food Science & Technology

Food science is the study of the physical, biological, and chemical makeup of food; and the concepts underlying food processing.

Food technology is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution, and use of safe food.

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World Without Food Science

World Without Food Science™ is a public education campaign and video series created by the Institute of Food Technologists to generate awareness of the role that food science plays in ensuring a nutritious, safe and abundant food supply.
   

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Feeding Tomorrow Scholarships

Feeding Tomorrow, the Foundation of the Institute of Food Technologists, provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. Funding is made possible by our community of donors, corporate sponsors, and private sources. More than 50 universities offer IFT-approved programs in food science and technology.

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