Institute of Food Technologists

With the vision of a world where science and innovation are connected and universally accepted as essential to improving food for everyone, our mission is to connect global food system communities to promote and advance the science of food and its application. About IFT


Steve Young on Investing in Health and Nutrition Pioneers

Manna Tree’s Steve Young discusses the private equity firm’s focus on companies whose products improve human health.

What’s in Your Traceability Tech Stack?

Companies in the food value chain are finding an array of tech-enabled solutions to boost their traceability programs. But how to choose which solutions are right for your operation? Here’s what the experts advise.

Shackling American Innovation: The Crusade to Criminalize Cultivated Meat

Paul Shapiro offers an update on efforts to ban cultivated meat sales and reflects on its negative impact on product innovation and consumer choice.

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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11,000+

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.

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K-12 Resources for Educators

We invest in the future of food science, so should you.

 
  

Support Feeding Tomorrow
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IFT is a global leader is food safety, security and defense.

 
  

Expand Your Knowledge

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.