Throughout history, advances in food science and technology have played a critical role in meeting the needs of an evolving society. As a result, we now have much greater global access to an abundant, diverse food supply that is largely safe, flavorful, nutritious, convenient, and less costly than ever before.
On October 16, IFT is joining with organizations around the world to celebrate World Food Day. This public awareness effort, an annual campaign that commemorates the 1945 founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is designed to promote increased understanding of hunger issues and the need for global access to nutritious food.
As a participant in World Food Day, IFT has developed a wide array of resources for food professionals, media, consumers, educators, and government officials. We encourage you to use them to help spread the word about the need for foods that promote healthier people everywhere and the continuing role that food science is playing in finding solutions to feeding the world, both today and in the future.