Bill McDowell

Bill McDowell

June 2021

Volume 75, No. 5

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Video: Conflict’s Corrosive Impact on Food Security

Watch the 2018 guest lecture at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute titled “Food Insecurity—A 21st Century Threat to Global Security and Stability,” in which FIRST keynoter Ertharin Cousin offered an analysis of one of the most pervasive and intractable causes of global hunger.

Zero Hunger Action Plan

After reading the Food Technology article “Can Science Delivery Zero Hunger?” you may be inspired to take a deeper dive on the topic of food security. Here is a curated list of resources to help you learn more and take action.

Consumers Seek Immune Boost

At IFT's “Time to Kick Start Healthy Eating” virtual meeting, Lynn Dornblaser, Director of Innovation & Insights at Mintel, explained that the COVID-19 pandemic underlined consumers' need to optimize health, especially immunity.

Trust, Understanding Are Keys to Diet Change

Getting consumers to make healthier food choices is all about winning their trust. It’s not about showing them everything they’re currently doing wrong or the mistaken ideas they have.

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COVID trends that are here to stay; One step closer to defeating food poisoning

News about food science research, food companies, food regulations, and consumer/marketplace trends.

Get Ready for FIRST

Here’s a sneak preview of the agenda for the coming digital experience, which includes scientific- and business-focused content.

Food and Mood

Mood Boosters survey from Hello Fresh.

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HBCUs and the Science of Food

As young people narrow down their options for 'what comes next' after high school, many find Historically Black Colleges and Universities are the right fit for the next stage in their educational career.

4 Ways to Make the Most of Virtual Networking Events

Nurturing relationships with your current network and creating new connections can be just as effective from your own home or office, but it takes discipline and effort. Here's 4 tips for building and cultivating your network at virtual events, and ways to put those tips to work for you at FIRST.

Getting The Word Out

Spreading the word about the groundbreaking work being done to enhance the sustainability, nutrition, safety, and accessibility of the global food supply is the responsibility of all members of the science of food profession. IFT member Richard D. Ludescher shares one way he has found to "influence the influencers" and encourages others to do the same.