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Institute of Food Technologists Launches FutureFood 2050 Program to Highlight Solutions to Feed 9 Billion People by 2050

Website Spotlights 75 Stories on the Science of Feeding the Planet and Documentary to be Produced and Directed by Academy Award-Nominated Director in 2015

Institute of Food Technologists Launches FutureFood 2050 Program to Highlight Solutions to Feed 9 Billion People by 2050

April 17, 2014
Website Spotlights 75 Stories on the Science of Feeding the Planet and Documentary to be Produced and Directed by Academy Award-Nominated Director in 2015 (Read more)

Food Science Student Team from Rutgers Wins IFT Student Association Heart-Healthy Product Development Competition

March 26, 2014
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and CanolaInfo recently announced the winner of the IFT Student Association Heart-Healthy Product Development Competition at the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) Wellness 14 held in Chicago, Ill. The winning student team from the food science program at Rutgers University developed Heartmony, a snack harmonizing the crunchiness of crackers with the creaminess of a dip.  (Read more)

IFT Media Update—Wellness 14 Edition

March 26, 2014
Following is a compilation of information and videos from Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Wellness 14 conference, March 20 and 21, at the Westin River North in Chicago, IL. This two-day event offered unique insights into the science, development, and marketing of healthier snack foods. Three unique tracks were offered on sodium reduction, protein enhancement, and sugar reduction. Presentations and speaker interviews are available upon request. Please attribute content to the Institute of Food Technologists Wellness 14 conference. (Read more)

10 Facts about the Changing Fast Food Industry

March 14, 2014
There is no question that dieting and healthy eating has become a greater topic of conversation in recent years and the fast food industry has taken notice. Eighty-seven percent of fast food operators say their customers are paying more attention to nutrition than they were two years ago (National Restaurant Association). In the March issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Contributing Editor A. Elizabeth Sloan writes about the increased demand for healthier options on fast food menus. (Read more)

IFT’s Immediate Past President John Ruff Addressed the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

March 14, 2014
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Immediate Past President John Ruff recently presented at the third meeting of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on March 14 at the National Institutes of Health. Ruff’s presentation titled “The Contributions of Food Science to Help Americans Achieve the Dietary Guidelines - Future Opportunities and Challenges” addressed how food scientists and technologists strive to help Americans achieve the dietary guidelines recommendations to improve human health. (Read more)

Gluten-Free Crackers Made with Hemp Flour and Decaffeinated Green Tea Leaves

March 14, 2014
A team of food scientists from University of Novi Sad in Serbia and Guelph Food Research Centre in Canada found that hemp flour, a by-product of cold-pressed hemp oil, in combination with decaffeinated green tea leaves could be used to develop a gluten-free snack cracker with functional properties. The study is in the current issue of Journal of Food Science published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). (Read more)

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