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IFT Takes you Further

IFT Membership

Better. Faster. Safer. Tastier. Higher quality. Lower cost. When you work in the science of food, the pressure is constantly on. The good news is: you don’t have to bear the weight of the food system’s challenges alone. IFT is here to help.

IFT is more than just a membership. It’s a powerful community ready and able to help each other solve problems, consider alternatives, leverage insights, and go further faster. The benefits are tremendous, and at less than $20 per month for individuals, it’s an incredible investment.

No matter what you need, IFT will take you further.

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Strapped for Time

Strapped for Time?

Innovate smarter and faster with access to the latest technical applications of science.

Access the resources you need to quickly and efficiently solve problems like:

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Searching for Community?

Find your people among our powerful community of science of food professionals.

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Inspired by Innovation

Inspired by Innovation?

Be on the forefront of the latest scientific breakthroughs.

Enhance your knowledge and skills with:

Real Benefits from Real Members

Current IFT members share how access to IFT’s time-saving resources, welcoming community, and valuable insights takes them further every day.

Membership Types

Which membership is right for you?

No matter where you are in your career, IFT has a membership type to support you.

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Who Belongs to IFT

More than 12,000 professionals and students from more than 100 countries are part of the vibrant IFT community. Our members span every career stage from student to retiree and nearly every role across the food supply chain. People join IFT for a variety of reasons as unique as they are, but they share the same goal: to harness the power of this community to help them as they work to develop food that is safe, nutritious, tastes great, and feeds our growing global population.

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IFT Member Perks

For World Food Day, we are providing members with complimentary access to The Role of Food Science in Global Food & Nutrition Security, an informative panel discussion from IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo.

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