In the News IFT food science experts and publications are often quoted in news stories around the world.

The articles below reference IFT press releases, IFT events, Food Technology articles, IFT spokespeople, or other experts provided via the IFT Media Relations department.

No Artificial Ingredients: What It Takes to Get Synthetics Out of Coke and Cheetos
The Guardian, June 23, 2015
IFT spokesperson John Coupland, PhD, CFS is quoted in this article about the technical  challenges of changing ingredients and product formulations.

Health, Wealth and Wisdom Radio Show
Senior Voice America, June 23, 2015
IFT President Mary Ellen Camire, PhD, CFS, talks about the healthiest ways to cook seafood in this radio interview.  

IFT Names Achievement Awards Winners
Food Business News, June 22, 2015
The IFT Achievement Awards winners of 2015 are recognized in this article.

IFT15 Features Latest Food Trends
Poultry Times, June 22, 2015
This article shares information about featured speakers and exhibitors at IFT15.

The Worst Mistakes You’re Making With Your Protein Intake
Eat This, Not That, June 22, 2015
This article mentions a presentation from an IFT annual event about how eating a protein-rich breakfast may result in consuming fewer calories later in the day.

How to Retain Higher Level of Vitamin C in Dried Mangos
New Kerala, June 21, 2015
This article talks about a study published in the Journal of Food Science about blanching methods that increase Vitamin C retention in mangos.

Move Over Kale, Here Comes Quinoa
Consumer Affairs, June 19, 2015
This article features an IFT news release on the health benefits of quinoa based on a review article in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety.

A Food Scientist’s Take on Eating Insects
Food Manufacturing, June 18, 2015
This article features the IFT Food Facts video on reasons to eat insects.

FDA’s Ban on Trans Fats Puts ConAgra, Other Food Giants to the Taste Test
World-Herald, June 17, 2015
In this article, IFT spokesperson Kantha Shelke, PhD, CFS talks about the role of fats in food production.

FDA: Farewell to Trans Fats
Web MD, June 16, 2015
IFT President Mary Ellen Camire, PhD, CFS comments on the FDA trans fat ban.

Infographic: How Sustainable Water Use Can Boost Food Security Worldwide
Food Manufacturing, June 16, 2015
This article features a FutureFood 2050 infographic on water usage and food production.

Insect Recipes
Reuters, June 16, 2015
This article shows photos of student finalists in the IFTSA Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition from the University of Costa Rica.

Trendinista: 10 Ways Restaurants Can Respond to Top Taste Trends
Restaurant Hospitality, June 15, 2015
This article references a Food Technology article on the top 10 food trends of 2015.

Insects Can Be a Nutritious Part of Your Diet, Penn State Professor Says
Palm Beach Post, June 11, 2015
This article is based on an IFT Food Facts video featuring John Coupland, PhD, CFS on reasons to eat insects.

In 2050 Can We Feed the World?
Quality Assurance & Food Safety Magazine, June 11, 2015
This article includes information from the FutureFood 2050 program on how to increase food production.

An Important Step Toward Improving Seafood Traceability
Food Online, June 11, 2015
This article talks about a grant received by the IFT Global Food Traceability Center to fund efforts in improving seafood traceability.

Finally, a Definitive Breakdown of “Use-By,” “Sell-By,” and “Best-By” Dates
Prevention, June 8, 2015
This article is based on an IFT Food Facts video on expiration dates with IFT spokesperson Bob Brackett, PhD, CFS.

Chocolate Milk Sweetened With Stevia or Monk Fruit ‘Acceptable’ to U.S. Kids and Parents: Study
Dairy Reporter, June 5, 2015
This article talks about a study published in the Journal of Food Science about acceptability of chocolate milk sweetened with stevia or monk fruit.

What You Need to Know About Farm-Raised Vs. Wild-Caught Fish
Washington’s Top News, June 2, 2015
This article, based on an IFT Food Facts video, features IFT President Mary Ellen Camire, PhD, CFS on the differences between farm-raised and wild-caught fish.

Date Marking: Food Waste Concern Heightens Issue
Food Safety Magazine, June/July Issue, 2015
This article summarizes an IFT report in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety about date labeling and food loss.

Simpler Equals Safer When it Comes to the Food System
Food Processing, May 29, 2015
This article focuses on Bill Marler’s FutureFood 2050 interview about how making the food system less complex is key to reducing food contamination.

Graduate Student Hopes Innovation Adds Kick to Dairy Desserts
Who TV, May 28, 2015
This TV segment and article features a student who developed a new dairy dessert for the IFTSA Global Innovation Student Challenge competition at IFT15.

Packaged Foods Go Vegetarian
Food Product Design, May 28, 2015
This article references a Food Technology article about the growing trend of vegetarian food options.

Finally, a Definitive Breakdown of “Use-By,” “Sell-By,” and “Best-By” Dates
Yahoo! Health, May 28, 2015
This article is based on an IFT Food Facts video on expiration dates with IFT spokesperson Bob Brackett, PhD, CFS.

The Future of Food: The Role of Science in the Food Chain
Nutraceuticals World, May 20, 2015
This article features the FutureFood 2050 panel discussion at the NYIFT 2015 Supplier’s Night.

Vegetarian Options Increase in Number and Quality
Consumer Affairs, May 19, 2015
Based on a recent Food Technology article, this article hughlights why vegetarian diets are a growing trend and how it affects the food industry.

Communicating Food Science is Tricky
Barf Blog, May 19, 2015
In this article, IFTSA Member Nicole Arnold talks about her experience at the IFT Food Communicator workshop.

What’s Behind the Government’s Ban on Trans Fats?
Huffington Post Live, May 19, 2015
IFT President Mary Ellen Camire discussed the functionality of trans fats from a food science perspective in this live video segment.

What You Might Not Know About Olive Oil
CED Magazine, May 18, 2015
This article features 10 facts about olive oil based on a recent Food Technology article.

Costa Rica Fighting Hunger With Insect Consumption?
The Costarican Times, May 17, 2015
Two student teams from the University of Costa Rica that qualified as finalists for the IFTSA Developing Solutions for Developing Countries competition are featured in this article

Institute of Food Technologists Names 2015 Top Food Trends
Gourmet Insider, May 14, 2015
This article features a Food Technology article about the top 10 food trends of 2015.

On the go? What’s Your Best Snack Option?
USA Today, May 13, 2015
Guy Crosby, PhD, CFS, IFT spokesperson is one of three experts in this article who evaluate seven on-the-go snacks based on nutritional content

Executive Summary: Protein in Cereals
Food Product Design, May 12, 2015
This article mentions that IFT identified protein as one of the top functional food trends in 2015.

FMSA Readiness: Litigation, Insurance, and Safeguards
Food Safety News, May 11, 2015
This article quotes Tejas Bhatt, IFT manager of government relations, on the importance of food traceability.

Executive Summary: Sports Nutrition Drinks
Food Product Design, May 8, 2015
This article mentions how IFT identified sports nutrition as one of the top 10 functional food trends of 2014.

IFT Hits the Windy City This July
Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, May 7, 2015
This article showcases the speakers, exhibitors and more at IFT15. 

Feeding Innovation at IFT 15
Baking Business, April Issue, 2015
Kelly Fox, IFT’s vice-president of meetings and events and Jerry Bowman, vice-president of communications at IFT are interviewed in this story about IFT15’s new theme on food science innovation, hot sessions and more.

Traceability Programs Deliver Food Safety and Bottom Line Benefits
Retail Leader, April 21, 2015
This article about the benefit of traceability programs quotes Will Fisher, vice president of Science & Policy Initiatives at IFT.

Foods For Brain: 8 Essential Nutrients For An Aging Brain
Huffington Post, April 20, 2015
This article features eight nutrients that are good for brain health taken from a Food Technology magazine in a slideshow format.

Taste Salty with Less Salt
Scientific American, April 20, 2015
This article highlights a study from the Journal of Food Science about a new method of reducing sodium in foods without affecting the taste.

Eight Essential Nutrients for an Aging Brain
MSN.com, April 16, 2015
A recent article from Food Technology magazine is recapped in this article on nutrients for brain health.

5 More ‘Food Babe’ Myths You Shouldn’t Believe
Health.com, April 10, 2015
This article features a Journal of Food Science study that counters “Food Babe” assertion that microwaving destroys food nutrients.

Anniversary Special:  Society Takes Different Approach to Celebrating Its Birthday
Associations Now, April 2, 2015
IFT’s FutureFood 2050 initiative is featured in this article about unique anniversary celebrations.

You Have to Develop a Taste for Cold Rice to Save Calories
She Knows, April 1, 2015
This article quotes IFT Spokesperson Kantha Shelke, PhD, CFS on why adding coconut oil to rice while it’s boiling and then chilling the rice reduce its caloric value.

McDonald's Revamps Grilled Chicken to Cut Ingredients
Associated Press, April 1, 2015
This article quotes IFT Past President Roger Clemens, DrPh, CFS on the functions of sodium phosphate and maltodextrin in chicken.

Prepare Fruit and Veggies Wisely to Preserve Vitamins and Minerals
Buffalo News, March 28, 2015
This article sites a Journal of Food Science study that found microwaving vegetables preserved more of the nutrients than any other cooking method.

Science Has Decided Where Guinness Tastes Best
Knowledge Nuts, March 27, 2015
This article features a Journal of Food Science study about how Guinness tastes best in Ireland.

Study: Can You Eat Pasta on a Wheat-Free Diet?
Fitness Magazine, March 26, 2015
This article quotes IFT spokesperson Roger Clemens, DrPh, CFS about recent research suggesting pasta might not affect wheat sensitivity as much as other foods.

'Super' Foods Recommended to Add to Your diet
Newsday, March 24, 2015
This article recaps 9 fruits and seeds considered superfoods listed in a recent Food Technology magazine article

Future Food 2050 – Chat with Food Safety Lawyer William Marler
Food Poison Journal, March 23, 2015
This is a reprint of an article from IFT’s FutureFood 2050 series on food safety.

Peanuts May Fight Food Poisoning, Boost Lifespan
Money Talks News, March 18, 2015
This article features a study from the Journal of Food Science about how flour from peanut kernels may fight off harmful foodborne bacteria.

St. Patrick’s Day Traditions: Is Green Beer Dye Bad for You?
Epoch Times, March 17, 2015
This article quotes IFT spokesperson Kantha Shelke, PhD, CFS about how spinach can be used to dye beer green.

The Importance of Food Traceability
Food Safety Magazine, March 17, 2015
IFT’s VP of Science and Food Policy Will Fisher authored a guest post about how food traceability is relevant to public health.

Gov’t Issues Action Plan on IUU Fishing, Seafood Fraud
Progressive Grocer, March 17, 2015
This article mentions a traceability report issued by the IFT Global Food Traceability Center.

9 Fruits and Seeds That Scientists Say are Good for You
Consumer Affairs, March 16, 2015
This article recaps 9 fruits and seeds considered superfoods listed in a recent Food Technology magazine article

Hibiscus Leaf Extract May Kill Melanoma Cancer Cells
NutraIngredients, March 13, 2015
This article features a Journal of Food Science study about how hibiscus leaf extract may inhibit growth of and destroy melanoma cancer cells.

4 Surprising Facts About Wheat and Gluten
MotherJones, March 11, 2015
This article recaps and shares facts from a Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety article on gluten.

Serve or pitch? Dates on Various Products Leave Consumers Puzzled
Columbus Dispatch, March 10, 2015
This article about expiration dates and combatting food waste shares an IFT tip about the length of a product’s shelf life.

Welcome to the Bug Farm: Edible Cricket Rearing goes Industrial in California
TreeHugger.com, February 26, 2015
This article features Tiny Farms co-founder Daniel Imrie-Situnayake from the FutureFood 2050 series on alternative proteins.

FutureFood 2050 What is Going to Happen? Elizabeth Brewster Editor Will Share Views About What it Looks Like
Rural Radio, February 24, 2015
This podcast features Lib Brewster, managing editor of FutureFood 2050 on the future of food and agriculture.

The Lowdown on Resistant Starch
Shape.com, February 24, 2015
IFT President Mary Ellen Camire, PhD, CFS, is quoted in this article about the health benefits resistant starch.

Keep the Mission, Expand Its Reach
Associations Now, February 23, 2015
This article about how associations can form meaningful partnerships mentions IFT as an example of an association who does this well.

Amaranth seeds may help cardiovascular health and diabetes
NutraIngredients, February 20, 2015
This article features a review article from Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety about the potential health benefits of amaranth.

Make a Match With These Valentine's Day-Inspired Scholarships
US News & World Report, February 12, 2015
This article about scholarships mentions Feeding Tomorrow--the foundation of the Institute of Food Technologists.

Examining the Global Supply Chain
Food Processing, February 12, 2015
This article about traceability features information from IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center.

Taking Stock Of Bone Broth: Sorry, No Cure-All Here
NPR:The Salt, February 10, 2015
This article quotes IFT spokesperson Kantha Shelke, PhD, CFS about whether or not bone broth has health benefits.  

Are some kids really picky eaters? Science has the answer
Digital Journal, February 8, 2015
This article highlights a study in the Journal of Food Science about the science behind picky eaters.

Fitmodo: Maintaining healthy weight might get easier in the coming times
Gizmodo India, February 3, 2015
This article highlights the obesity series from IFT’s FutureFood 2050 publishing initiative.

12 Eating Mistakes That Are Making You Pack On The Pounds
Prevention, January, 2015
This article mentions a Journal of Food Science study about how zucchinis can lose nutrients when fried.

Fighting Obesity – The Experts Weigh In
Health News Digest, January 31, 2015
This article highlights the obesity series from IFT’s FutureFood 2050 publishing initiative.

Blending Vs. Juicing? How To Get The Most Nutrition From Your Fruit
NPR, January 29, 2015
This story mentions a 2009 Journal of Food Science study on blending vs. juicing.

Five Amazing Ways 3D Printed Food Will Change the Way we Eat
Washington Post, January 28, 2015
This article on 3D-printed foods quotes FutureFood 2050 interviewee Hod Lipson on the future of 3D printing. 

Pasture Fed Animals May Produce Healthier Meat
Global Meat News, January 27, 2015
This article summarizes a review in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety about the health benefits of pasture-fed animals.

Traceability Measures
Baking Magazine, January 26, 2015
This article on meat and poultry food traceability mentions IFT’s traceability reports.

Could Consumers Make Better Choices with New Food Labels?
Food Dive, January 26, 2015
This article features IFT Past President Janet Collins, PhD, RD, CFS insight into the new food nutrition labels.

Food Technologists in Chicago are Taking on the Global Obesity Epidemic
Chicago Inno, January 22, 2015
This article spotlights the latest FutureFood 2050 article series on different ways to approach solving the obesity epidemic.

Healthy Junk Food? Hey Why Not?
Marc Gunther Blog, January 21, 2015
This blog post features an interview with Hank Cardello, one of the people profiled in the FutureFood 2050 series on obesity.

Pasture Feeding May Improve Nutritional Benefits of Red Meat
Food Manufacturing, January 21, 2015
This article features a study in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety on pasture-fed lamb meat.

Weighing the Concern over Arsenic in Food
Food Engineering Magazine, January 21, 2015
This article features an article from Food Technology magazine about the levels of arsenic in food.

Planning for a Recall
Food Safety Magazine, January 20, 2015
This article recommends companies review IFT’s traceability reports when undertaking a traceability plan.

How Green Smoothies are Like a School Bully
Natural News, January 19, 2015
This article quotes IFT spokesperson Kristie Crowe, PhD, RD, LD about ingredients that add the most nutrition to a green smoothie.

Got Safe Beef?
Quality Digest, January 15, 2015
This article features information from IFT’s’ report comparing global food traceability regulations and requirements of 21 countries.

Kitchens of the future could fundamentally change food processing industry
Food Processing Australia, January 14, 2015
This article highlights IFT’s FutureFood 2050 series on the kitchen of the future in regards to how it will impact the food processing industry.

What Lies Ahead In Fortified Food?
Candy USA, January 14, 2015
This article quotes IFT Spokesperson, Cathy Adams Hutt, PhD, RD about how fortification can be applied to snack foods.

Many misunderstand food expiration rules, experts say
Utica Observer-Dispatch, January 3, 2015
This article quotes IFT Past President John Ruff on how there have been no major product recalls or food poisoning outbreaks related to shelf-life issues.  

The Best Marinades For Tender Meats: Ones With Plenty Of Salt
LifeHacker.com, January 3, 2015
This article features an IFT Food Facts video about the chemistry behind BBQ.

6 Natural Ways to Cure Your Hangover Blues
TakePart.com, January 1, 2015
This article includes a Journal of Food Science study about how asparagus may be a natural hangover remedy.

Study: Can You Eat Pasta on a Wheat-Free Diet?
Fitness Magazine, March 26, 2015
This article quotes IFT spokesperson Roger Clemens, DrPh, CFS about recent research suggesting pasta might not affect wheat sensitivity as much as other foods.

'Super' Foods Recommended to Add to Your diet
Newsday, March 24, 2015
This article recaps 9 fruits and seeds considered superfoods listed in a recent Food Technology magazine article

Future Food 2050 – Chat with Food Safety Lawyer William Marler
Food Poison Journal, March 23, 2015
This is a reprint of an article from IFT’s FutureFood 2050 series on food safety.

Peanuts May Fight Food Poisoning, Boost Lifespan
Money Talks News, March 18, 2015
This article features a study from the Journal of Food Science about how flour from peanut kernels may fight off harmful foodborne bacteria.

St. Patrick’s Day Traditions: Is Green Beer Dye Bad for You?
Epoch Times, March 17, 2015
This article quotes IFT spokesperson Kantha Shelke, PhD, CFS about how spinach can be used to dye beer green.

The Importance of Food Traceability
Food Safety Magazine, March 17, 2015
IFT’s VP of Science and Food Policy Will Fisher authored a guest post about how food traceability is relevant to public health.

Gov’t Issues Action Plan on IUU Fishing, Seafood Fraud
Progressive Grocer, March 17, 2015
This article mentions a traceability report issued by the IFT Global Food Traceability Center.

9 Fruits and Seeds That Scientists Say are Good for You
Consumer Affairs, March 16, 2015
This article recaps 9 fruits and seeds considered superfoods listed in a recent Food Technology magazine article

Hibiscus Leaf Extract May Kill Melanoma Cancer Cells
NutraIngredients, March 13, 2015
This article features a Journal of Food Science study about how hibiscus leaf extract may inhibit growth of and destroy melanoma cancer cells.

4 Surprising Facts About Wheat and Gluten
MotherJones, March 11, 2015
This article recaps and shares facts from a Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety article on gluten.

Serve or pitch? Dates on Various Products Leave Consumers Puzzled
Columbus Dispatch, March 10, 2015
This article about expiration dates and combatting food waste shares an IFT tip about the length of a product’s shelf life.

Welcome to the Bug Farm: Edible Cricket Rearing goes Industrial in California
TreeHugger.com, February 26, 2015
This article features Tiny Farms co-founder Daniel Imrie-Situnayake from the FutureFood 2050 series on alternative proteins.

FutureFood 2050 What is Going to Happen? Elizabeth Brewster Editor Will Share Views About What it Looks Like
Rural Radio, February 24, 2015
This podcast features Lib Brewster, managing editor of FutureFood 2050 on the future of food and agriculture.

The Lowdown on Resistant Starch
Shape.com, February 24, 2015
IFT President Mary Ellen Camire, PhD, CFS, is quoted in this article about the health benefits resistant starch.

Keep the Mission, Expand Its Reach
Associations Now, February 23, 2015
This article about how associations can form meaningful partnerships mentions IFT as an example of an association who does this well.

Amaranth seeds may help cardiovascular health and diabetes
NutraIngredients, February 20, 2015
This article features a review article from Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety about the potential health benefits of amaranth.

Make a Match With These Valentine's Day-Inspired Scholarships
US News & World Report, February 12, 2015
This article about scholarships mentions Feeding Tomorrow--the foundation of the Institute of Food Technologists.

Examining the Global Supply Chain
Food Processing, February 12, 2015
This article about traceability features information from IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center.

Taking Stock Of Bone Broth: Sorry, No Cure-All Here
NPR:The Salt, February 10, 2015
This article quotes IFT spokesperson Kantha Shelke, PhD, CFS about whether or not bone broth has health benefits.  

Are some kids really picky eaters? Science has the answer
Digital Journal, February 8, 2015
This article highlights a study in the Journal of Food Science about the science behind picky eaters.

Fitmodo: Maintaining healthy weight might get easier in the coming times
Gizmodo India, February 3, 2015
This article highlights the obesity series from IFT’s FutureFood 2050 publishing initiative.

12 Eating Mistakes That Are Making You Pack On The Pounds
Prevention, January, 2015
This article mentions a Journal of Food Science study about how zucchinis can lose nutrients when fried.

Fighting Obesity – The Experts Weigh In
Health News Digest, January 31, 2015
This article highlights the obesity series from IFT’s FutureFood 2050 publishing initiative.

Blending Vs. Juicing? How To Get The Most Nutrition From Your Fruit
NPR, January 29, 2015
This story mentions a 2009 Journal of Food Science study on blending vs. juicing.

Five Amazing Ways 3D Printed Food Will Change the Way we Eat
Washington Post, January 28, 2015
This article on 3D-printed foods quotes FutureFood 2050 interviewee Hod Lipson on the future of 3D printing. 

Pasture Fed Animals May Produce Healthier Meat
Global Meat News, January 27, 2015
This article summarizes a review in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety about the health benefits of pasture-fed animals.

Traceability Measures
Baking Magazine, January 26, 2015
This article on meat and poultry food traceability mentions IFT’s traceability reports.

Could Consumers Make Better Choices with New Food Labels?
Food Dive, January 26, 2015
This article features IFT Past President Janet Collins, PhD, RD, CFS insight into the new food nutrition labels.

Food Technologists in Chicago are Taking on the Global Obesity Epidemic
Chicago Inno, January 22, 2015
This article spotlights the latest FutureFood 2050 article series on different ways to approach solving the obesity epidemic.

Healthy Junk Food? Hey Why Not?
Marc Gunther Blog, January 21, 2015
This blog post features an interview with Hank Cardello, one of the people profiled in the FutureFood 2050 series on obesity.

Pasture Feeding May Improve Nutritional Benefits of Red Meat
Food Manufacturing, January 21, 2015
This article features a study in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety on pasture-fed lamb meat.

Weighing the Concern over Arsenic in Food
Food Engineering Magazine, January 21, 2015
This article features an article from Food Technology magazine about the levels of arsenic in food.

Planning for a Recall
Food Safety Magazine, January 20, 2015
This article recommends companies review IFT’s traceability reports when undertaking a traceability plan.

How Green Smoothies are Like a School Bully
Natural News, January 19, 2015
This article quotes IFT spokesperson Kristie Crowe, PhD, RD, LD about ingredients that add the most nutrition to a green smoothie.

Got Safe Beef?
Quality Digest, January 15, 2015
This article features information from IFT’s’ report comparing global food traceability regulations and requirements of 21 countries.

Kitchens of the future could fundamentally change food processing industry
Food Processing Australia, January 14, 2015
This article highlights IFT’s FutureFood 2050 series on the kitchen of the future in regards to how it will impact the food processing industry.

What Lies Ahead In Fortified Food?
Candy USA, January 14, 2015
This article quotes IFT Spokesperson, Cathy Adams Hutt, PhD, RD about how fortification can be applied to snack foods.

Many misunderstand food expiration rules, experts say
Utica Observer-Dispatch, January 3, 2015
This article quotes IFT Past President John Ruff on how there have been no major product recalls or food poisoning outbreaks related to shelf-life issues.  

The Best Marinades For Tender Meats: Ones With Plenty Of Salt
LifeHacker.com, January 3, 2015
This article features an IFT Food Facts video about the chemistry behind BBQ.

6 Natural Ways to Cure Your Hangover Blues
TakePart.com, January 1, 2015
This article includes a Journal of Food Science study about how asparagus may be a natural hangover remedy.

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