History of Food Science The Evolution of Food Science & Technology

Nurtured by the Institute of Food Technologists, food science and technology has evolved over many decades into a multidisciplinary field that has been instrumental in the development of a safe, affordable, and abundant food supply. Learn how our food science profession has advanced the science of food and benefitted humankind through three historic publications:

A Century of Food Science
Booklet published in 2000 covering developments in food technology and the food industry.

Food Technology magazine’s 50th Anniversary
Article on the 50th anniversary of Food Technology magazine (1997).

IFT's 50th Anniversary Issue (Part 1, Part2)
Complete September 1989 issue with a variety of food technology review and history articles.