June 2021

Volume 75, No. 5

 

Read the June Food Technology feature "Can Science Deliver Zero Hunger?" to learn more.

Register to attend FIRST to see Ertharin Cousin's keynote—"Zero Hunger: Will We Get There?"— on Monday, July 19.

In This Article

  1. Food Security

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This Personal Pandemic Requires Collective Resolve

The COVID-19 virus sparked an acute health crisis, with near miracle accomplishments to develop vaccines in a year’s time, and national resolve to stem its devastation. But America’s existing obesity epidemic-pandemic (O E-P) is an enduring, chronic health crisis.

SnapDNA is the 2021 IFTNEXT Food Disruptor

SnapDNA, creator of a rapid pathogen detection system for food processing facilities, clinched top honors and a $25,000 prize as the winner of the IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge™ Pitch Competition, held Wednesday during the FIRST virtual event.

Experts Unpack Conflicting Consumer Priorities, Values, and Demands

Values-based marketing and two-way dialogue will become essential tools for CPG brands to engage with an increasingly informed, opinionated—and often conflicted—consumer base, a duo of marketing and consumer behavior experts told FIRST attendees on Wednesday.

Forecast Panel Predicts Accelerated Innovation to Continue, Post-Pandemic

As some regions begin their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, expect that accelerated pace of CPG innovation and growth to continue, a panel of trend watchers told FIRST attendees Monday.

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Controlling Moisture in Foods Using Packaging

This column offers information about how effective packaging can play a major role in maintaining product moisture to extend the shelf life of food.

The Changing Face of Clean Label

A look at what clean label means to today’s consumers.

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Baby Food, Traceability, and Digital Tools—Discover the Latest in Food Safety

In honor of National Food Safety Education Month, we highlight three sessions from FIRST, IFT’s new annual event experience, that explored important areas in food safety.

Food Processing 101

Food processing is essential in transforming agricultural feedstocks into the food we consume. Understand how often misunderstood processed food differs from food processing. 

Run, Bruce, Run! IFT Member Runs So You Don’t Have To

With scholarship dollars for science of food students at stake, IFT member Bruce Ferree harnesses the power of collective giving to increase contributions to the annual Feeding Tomorrow Fun Run + Fitness Challenge.