Advances in food science and technology have played a critical role in meeting the needs of an evolving society. However, the profession is sometimes mischaracterized by authors who want to market and sell books or by inaccurate reports from the media. As a result, consumers may not understand the many ways that the science of food ― and food scientists ― have positively contributed to their lives.
IFT has developed this page so that you can tell the story of how food science is playing a vital role in finding solutions to feeding the world, both today and in the future. These materials are designed to help tell the public how food science has made it possible for greater global access to an abundant, diverse food supply that is safe, flavorful, nutritious, convenient, and less costly than ever before.