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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

IFT April 2014 Media Update

April 18, 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)

Edible Flowers May Inhibit Chronic Diseases

April 18, 2014
A new study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), found that common edible flowers in China are rich in phenolics and have excellent antioxidant capacity. Edible flowers, which have been used in the culinary arts in China for centuries, are receiving renewed interest. Flowers can be used as an essential ingredient in a recipe, provide seasoning to a dish, or simply be used as a garnish. Some of these flowers contain phenolics that have been correlated with anti-inflammatory activity and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. (Read more)

Extrusion Technology Improves Food Security in Africa

April 18, 2014
In the April issue of Food Technology magazine, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), contributing authors write about how extrusion technology is a powerful food processing technique that can produce a variety of products made from locally grown grains, cereals and legumes while maintaining nutrient content and fighting off unsafe contaminants. (Read more)

Institute of Food Technologists Announces New Sponsor of Global Food Traceability Center

April 18, 2014
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is pleased to announce that Trace One Inc. has signed on as one of the sponsors of IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center. They will join 16 other partners who all share a common objective to strengthen the global food supply and increase business efficiencies through the use of sound traceability practices.  (Read more)

Rice Gets Trendy, Adds Nutrients and So Much More

April 18, 2014
In the April issue of Food Technology magazine, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Senior Associate Editor Karen Nachay writes about rice becoming a trendy culinary selection of many restaurant menus but also the go-to solution for consumers looking for gluten-and allergen-free choices rich in nutrients. (Read more)

Top Ten Functional Food Trends for 2014

April 18, 2014
The April 2014 issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) features Contributing Editor A. Elizabeth Sloan’s insights on the top 10 functional food trends for 2014. Sloan gathers data from a multitude of industry resources to come up with the following trends. (Read more)

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