to the Western New York Section of the Institute of Food Technologists


The section includes members from Western and Central New York State.  The members of the Western New York IFT are professionals involved in all segments of the food industry, academia and government.  Please click the buttons in the left menu to find out more about the organization, membership and activities of the section.

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The upcoming WNYIFT meeting is the WNYIFT Student Recognition Night, scheduled on Wednesday November 19th starting 5:00 pm at the Statler Hotel in Ithaca, NY.  For more information and registration info please visit our Upcoming Meeting page (click the button on the left menu). 
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The Cornell Institute for Food System (CIFS) will host a Global Food Summit on Monday, December 8 at Stocking Hall on the Cornell University campus.

The event is designed as a partnership between the public and private sectors to enhance global food systems.  Topics to be covered include food science and technology communication, food system innovation, new approaches in food safety, technology and entrepreneurship, and strategies for enhancing partnerships.

The speaker line-up includes Jeff Boutelle (Beech-Nut), Bill Strassburg (Wegmans Food Markets), Nicola Twilley (Edible Geography), and Gregory Yep (PepsiCo).  Global Food Summit speakers from Cornell University include Kathryn Boor, Elizabeth Bihn, Susan Brown, Robert Gravani, Xingen Lei, Hod Lipson, Rui Hai Liu, Michael Mazourek, Dennis Miller, Olga Padilla-Zakour, Prabhu Pingali, Brian Wansink and Martin Wiedmann.

The cost to attend the Global Food Summit is $595.  If interested, you can register online at www.bit.ly/CIFSSUMMIT.  Please note that the registration deadline is December 1st.

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Our Western New York Section is proud to have sponsored again the Cornell University team in the annual IFT FEEDING TOMOROW FUN RUN. Our section has donated $ 2000 to this worthy event, with all of the proceeds going to scholarship funds for food science students! Feeding Tomorrow campaign

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