Kelly Hensel

IFT.org is Now Optimized for Mobile
During IFT’s most recent survey, almost one-third of IFT members who responded said that they’re using a mobile phone or tablet to access data related to food science. To aid in your on-the-go research efforts, IFT has launched a mobile-optimized version of ift.org. Benefits of the new site include faster load times and a much easier navigation interface. In addition to looking clean and streamlined, the mobile version has the same robust search functionality as the full ift.org, but at your fingertips. The next time you pull out your phone or tablet device (in portrait mode only) visit ift.org and browse around the newly designed mobile site. And please let us know what you think, as we are always looking to improve the site to meet your needs.

Face-to-Face: Meet Leda Strand
With 20+ years of experience in product development and quality management in the food industry, Leda Strand recently rejoined Wixon as Vice President of Research & Development. While she was most recently at Chr. Hansen serving as Product Development Manager, she is no stranger to Wixon, having worked there as Director of Technology Applications and Industrial Ingredients. Read more about Strand’s responsibilities in her new role, which include overseeing sensory analysis and the culinary team, in her Face-to-Face interview.

IFT on Pinterest: Chefs’ Recipes
Find the recipes featured in the Culinary Point of View column, including Chef Jennifer McLagan’s Radicchio Pumpkin Risotto, which is a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner.

IFT Connect Launches
IFT has launched its new online community, IFT Connect, allowing you to connect virtually with other members of the food science community with a fast, easy-to-use interface. Login to easily join division groups, find members, and participate in discussions (even by email).

This Month's List: Japan's All-LED Indoor Farm

  • 17,500 LED lights
  • 10,000 heads of lettuce produced each day
  • 2,300 square meters of floor space
  • 10 times higher levels of beta-carotene than harvested lettuce
  • 2.5 times faster growth rate for lettuce
  • 2% of the land usage of lettuce grown outside in soil
  • 1% of the water usage for lettuce grown outside in soil

Kelly HenselKelly Hensel
Senior Digital Editor
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