John Coupland

John Coupland

Nicolas AppertIFT’s highest award is the Appert medal, first given by the Chicago Section in 1942. Writing in this magazine in 1952, Milton Parker suggested the impetus for the award came from Avrill Bitting, who, along with his wife, Katherine, was deeply involved in the development of the canning industry in early twentieth century America. While canning is commonplace today, for that generation of food technologists it was a paradigmatic example of the power of science to change food for the better. …

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John Coupland, PhD, a past president of IFT, is a professor of food science at Pennsylvania State University ([email protected]).
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