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Feed the minds that will feed the future. Introduce your students to the science of food through the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT’s) interactive teaching resources.

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Know a budding food science professional?

Encourage them to apply for an IFT Feeding Tomorrow Foundation Scholarship.

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Browse resources by grade level for fun and engaging experiments that will get kids jazzed about science, food, and future careers in the science of food!

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FDA shares 2016–2017 microbiological sampling summary report for cucumbers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the summary report of its sampling of cucumbers, which was conducted as part of an ongoing effort to help ensure food safety and prevent contaminated products from reaching consumers.

FDA extends enforcement discretion policy relevant to certain co-manufacturers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be continuing its enforcement discretion policy for compliance with certain FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) supply chain program requirements applicable to receiving facilities that are co-manufacturers.

Dairy-free beverage startup Mooala secures $8.3 million in funding

Mooala, a maker of premium, organic, dairy-free beverages and creamers, has completed a $8.3 million series A equity financing.

Kemin opens innovation, technology center in China

Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer, has opened an innovation and technology center at its regional headquarters in Zhuhai, China.

Golden Rice named one of the most influential projects of the past 50 years

The Golden Rice humanitarian project has been recognized in the top 10 biotech projects, as one of the most influential projects of the past 50 years by Project Management Institute (PMI) in its 2019 Most Influential Projects list.

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Task Force Shares Recommendations for D&I Process Improvements

IFT hosted a Diversity and Inclusion Virtual Town Hall earlier this week, sharing key research findings, a set of core principles to guide our path forward, system-specific recommendations, and a request for member feedback.

Where There’s Inclusion, Innovation Follows

Research shows that a culture of inclusion has a direct correlation on innovation. Two IFT members share how they have personally experienced the connection between inclusion and innovation within IFT divisions.

#IamIFT: Science of Food Helps IFT Member Overcome Obstacles

According to IFT member Charles Diako, PhD, IFT is like a good meal. Just as a meal is made of a diverse array of ingredients, IFT and the science of food brings together people from different backgrounds, abilities, cultures, perspectives, and skill sets to address current and future challenges to food safety and security.

Make Every Month Food Safety Month

As the calendar turned from September to October, our annual observance of National Food Safety Education Month came to an end. Throughout the month, IFT and many other trusted organizations shared tips, resources, and pertinent information to remind people of the simple things they can do to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks.

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Fortified milkshakes win $250k in Real California Milk Accelerator competition

Bears Nutrition and its milk-based nutritional shakes for children were named the grand prize winner of the inaugural Real California Milk Accelerator dairy startup competition.

Modifying corn gene increases yield up to 10%

Researchers at Corteva Agriscience have demonstrated that increasing and extending the expression of a maize gene, zmm28, alters vegetative and reproductive growth parameters and significantly enhances yield in large-scale field trials conducted over multiple years.

Exploring the role of the gut microbiome in Alzheimer’s

Research by scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine suggests that diet has the potential to affect the gut microbiome in ways that could decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Chardonnay grape genome reveals surprising findings

While deciphering the genome of the Chardonnay grape, researchers at the University of California uncovered something fascinating: grapes inherit different numbers of genes from their mothers and fathers.