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Looking to Future

Looking to the future

Economic Practices, Technology, and Collaboration

Global Citizens

Sustaining our global food system

Our role as global citizens and the future of work.

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A scientific community

with vision

IFT is a forum for passionate food professionals and students to collaborate, learn, and contribute all with the goal of inspiring and transforming collective knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of all people around the world.

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15,000+

members

Be a part of a community of scientific scholars, visionaries, and innovators dedicated to advancing the science of food to feed our planet now and into the future.

90+

Countries

IFT’s community extends to over 90 countries providing countless opportunities to network, learn, and knowledge share.

"What I find to be most valuable about my IFT membership is that I have the opportunity to engage with so many amazing food professionals, and to really contribute to the future of food science."

- Sarah Kirkmeyer
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"IFT has always given me a community, and it’s a multi-disciplinary community. I don’t have to know everything—what I have to do is know the people who know everything, and that’s what happens through IFT. It’s just a wonderful network!"

- Chris Findlay, Chairman , Compusense
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"IFT is like one big, huge family. Everyone here has a way of making you feel welcome and making you feel like you belong. And that’s one of the things that I appreciate in recent years is that IFT is where I belong."

- Shantrell Willis
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NYIFT Suppliers Day and Career Fair

Secaucus, New Jersey, United States

NEIFT Food Industry Expo

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

ALAMO SECTION GOLF OUTING

San Antonio, Texas

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Food Manufacturing in the Time of COVID-19

Podcast Episode 18

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Podcast 22

Looking to the Future: Economic Practices, Technology, and Collaboration

Podcast Episode 22

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is a community of professionals and students passionate about the essential role science and innovation play in ensuring that our global food system is safe, nutritious, and sustainable.

- Feeding the Minds that Feed the World

IFT—A catalyst for innovation and positive change

Across the learning continuum, IFT is dedicated to the advancement of food science and innovation.

Learning Opportunities

9+ billion

Estimated global population
to feed by 2050

Why food science?

Science and scientists hold the key to solving our planet's food crisis.

Why IFT?

IFT provides the global food community resources, networks, and education to meet and anticipate the growing needs of our global food system.

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Traceability and Transparency: Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?

IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) provides the global food industry resources and solutions to help improve food safety, diminish risk, avert devastating health consequences, and economic loss to the food system.

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