International division

International Division

Promotes international scientific communication and technology transfer among food scientists through its newsletter, education programs and other informative activities by hosting members from around the world within IFT and at IFT FIRST. 

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Elisabeth Hoegg International Division
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Noteworthy Programs

Food Science for Relief and Development (FSRD)

Food-related aid has traditionally centered on humanitarian crises, agriculture in development, and nutrition. These are critically important areas for addressing food and nutrition insecurity, but FSRD seeks to create a more comprehensive food system that would allow food science to connect and enhance all three areas. FSRD can be utilized in both acute and chronic aid situations and incorporates long-term sustainability and food options that are precisely fit for their purpose.

Food Science for Relief and Development

Division Accomplishments/Recognition

  • Outstanding Volunteer - The Outstanding Volunteer award honors a current Division member who provided exemplary volunteer work to the Division in the current year. The 2021-2022 recipient is Joanna Nadia.
  • Outstanding Service - The Outstanding Service award honors current Division members who have demonstrated a history of service to the Division or field. The 2021-2022 recipient is Christoph Reh.

Division Oral Competition Finalists

  1. Inhibitory effect of liposomes loaded with amaranth unsaponifiable matter and soybean lunasin on melanoma tumor allograft C57BL/6 model, Erick Damian Castañeda Reyes, National School of Biological Sciences – ENCB (First Place)
  2. Soybean variety may influence protein hydrolysis, peptide release, and antioxidant capacity under simulated gastrointestinal conditions, Miguel Rebollo-Hernanz, University of Illinois (Second Place)
  3. Konjac glucomannan decreases metabolic release during in vitro digestion of a plant-based fishball analyzed by rheology and NMR spectroscopy, Xinli Ran, National University of Singapore (Third Place)
  4. Impact of sprouting and probiotic fermentation on anti-nutrient factors (ANFs) and antioxidant contents in legumes and cereals, Ama Adadzewa Eshun, Alabama A&M University (Finalist)
  5. Inactivation of Aflatoxin M1 using Cold Plasma, Thu Nguyen, Massey University (Finalist)

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