Bill McDowell

Bill McDowell

June 2021

Volume 75, No. 5

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This Personal Pandemic Requires Collective Resolve

The COVID-19 virus sparked an acute health crisis, with near miracle accomplishments to develop vaccines in a year’s time, and national resolve to stem its devastation. But America’s existing obesity epidemic-pandemic (O E-P) is an enduring, chronic health crisis.

SnapDNA is the 2021 IFTNEXT Food Disruptor

SnapDNA, creator of a rapid pathogen detection system for food processing facilities, clinched top honors and a $25,000 prize as the winner of the IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge™ Pitch Competition, held Wednesday during the FIRST virtual event.

Experts Unpack Conflicting Consumer Priorities, Values, and Demands

Values-based marketing and two-way dialogue will become essential tools for CPG brands to engage with an increasingly informed, opinionated—and often conflicted—consumer base, a duo of marketing and consumer behavior experts told FIRST attendees on Wednesday.

Forecast Panel Predicts Accelerated Innovation to Continue, Post-Pandemic

As some regions begin their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, expect that accelerated pace of CPG innovation and growth to continue, a panel of trend watchers told FIRST attendees Monday.

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Ertharin Cousin: A Global Anti-Hunger Crusader Tackles Malnutrition Via Impact Investment

Ertharin Cousin talks about achieving zero hunger and the Food Systems for the Future impact investment fund.

The Changing Face of Clean Label

A look at what clean label means to today’s consumers.

Regulatory hurdles for cell-based meat; Fermented foods lower inflammation

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

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Food Processing 101

Food processing is essential in transforming agricultural feedstocks into the food we consume. Understand how often misunderstood processed food differs from food processing. 

New Program Highlights Untapped Potential of Using Food Science for Relief and Development Initiatives

The new field of Food Science for Relief and Development (FSRD) offers a fresh, high-impact approach to tackling problems of global food security, poverty, and malnutrition.

AgriFood Transformation Required to End Hunger

The challenges of hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition have escalated in recent months, and experts suggest a full transformation of the AgriFood system is needed to reverse the trend.