October 2021

Volume 75, No. 9

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AI Helps Restaurants Reduce Waste

How startup Orbisk uses artificial intelligence to help restaurants reduce food waste back of house.

The White House Conference Was Only the First Step

The National Strategy’s whole-of-government approach is a first step at breaking silos and was seen on the day of the conference, from USDA, FDA, and White House staff and others leading discussion sessions to current and former members of Congress presenting and hosting.

Best By Confusion

Consumer misunderstanding around “best by” dates contributes to food waste, experts agree. Retail practices, manufacturers’ decisions, and lack of regulations aren’t helping.

Digital & Tech Flavors

With social media so intertwined with a majority of consumers’ everyday lives, it’s not a surprise to see trends—including food and flavors—beginning to develop from social media platforms.

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Coca-Cola Works to Empower Women in STEM

A description of the ways in which the Coca-Cola Women in STEM (CWIS) supports women’s advancement.

Candid Career Conversations

A first-of-its-kind IFT research initiative asked food science professionals to reflect on their professional pathways—how they got to where they are today, what makes their jobs meaningful, and where they hope to be in the future.

IFT FIRST: Live and In Person

After its debut as a digital event in 2021, IFT FIRST (Food Improved by Research, Science and Technology) made the shift to a hybrid event this summer.

Kudos to the IFT Division Competition Winners

The 2022 IFT Division Oral Competitions drew hundreds of research paper submissions.

And the 2022 Student Competition Winners Are …

Students from around the globe gathered during IFT FIRST for the final rounds of IFT Student Association (IFTSA) competitions in areas ranging from individual research to team product development.

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More on the FDA's Food Traceability Final Rule

In a new white paper, our experts examine the FDA’s Food Traceability Final Rule implications—and its novel concepts first proposed by IFT. 

IFT Science and Policy Team Forecasts Six Trends for 2023

From a processed foods comeback to breaking food system silos and addressing food and nutrition security, our science and policy experts identify top science of food trends.

Applications and Nominations Are Now Open for IFT's Board of Directors

Hear from three current Board Members about why their participation is so valuable.