About IFTNEXT—Inspiring Innovation to Feed the Future and Beyond

IFTNEXT is IFT’s heightened, purpose-driven commitment to bringing provocative ideas and discoveries together to inspire thoughtful, important conversations that challenge conventional approaches with the goal of informing global issues related to the science of food.   

Exploring the Future with the IFTNEXT Think Tank

The Think Tank worked together to identify indicators within and outside of the food industry to provide a BIG PICTURE context (global, inter-industrial, economic, political, environmental, digital, etc) in which food science operates. This insight was then used to inform future resource, partnership, knowledge, and experience opportunities for IFT members to best prepare for moving boldly into the future of food and food innovation.

Think Tank Members Included:

Bernhard Van Lengerich, S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth)

Peggy Smedley, Specialty Publishing Media

Colin Dennis, Agri-Food Training Partnership;

Joseph Light, Ingredion