Bill McDowell

Bill McDowell

June 2021

Volume 75, No. 5

Digital Exclusives right arrow

AI Helps Restaurants Reduce Waste

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

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.

White House Conference Introduces, Explores Ideas for Fighting Hunger and Diet-Related Illnesses

U.S. President Joseph Biden opened the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health on September 28, with a look back at the first such event, hosted by President Nixon more than a half-century ago.

Supporting Physical Activity Starts at Youth

Panelists discussed the importance of introducing sports to young children and breaking down barriers to access at the Sept. 28 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.

Food Technology Articles right arrow

What’s on the Menu for Meal Kits?

Strong sales are forecast for companies that keep it healthy, fresh, and affordable as well as convenient.

Success Strategies for the Center Store

Culinary adventures, ultra-convenience, and high-performance health are poised to drive purchases in the center store in an uncertain economic climate.

Rebuilding Plant-Based Meat

Much-publicized market stumbles are triggering doubts about the potential of this onetime darling of investors, activists, and curious consumers. What’s it going to take to get it back on track?

Turning Up The Heat

An infographic describing global consumers’ interest in hot and spicy flavors.

Recent Brain Food right arrow

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.