Omnivore

Curated from the pages of Food Technology, each episode of Omnivore serves up a series of solutions-oriented content and expert viewpoints on the food industry’s most top-of-mind issues, fortified by sound, science-based analysis. Featuring lively discussion and interviews with leading food scientists and researchers, product innovators, policy makers and thought leaders from across the world of food, Omnivore is an audio smorgasbord where the business and science of food intersect, from growing and harvesting to production, distribution, and consumption.

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EP 30: PFAS, BVO and Heavy Metals, Oh My!, Social Media for Product Development, Shark Tank Primetime Tips

Learn from the brightest minds in food science and top innovators in the food industry in the October episodes of the Omnivore podcast.

EP 29: 2024 Consumer Trends, Chef Spike Mendelsohn on Good Eating, The Soil-Nutrition Connection

Learn from the brightest minds in food science and the industry insiders who bring the know-how in the February 2024 episodes of the Omnivore podcast.

Host

Bill McDowell Bill McDowell, Food Technology editor-in-chief and vice president of content strategy, directs integrated editorial strategy across IFT’s print, web, and emerging digital platforms.

Segment Hosts

Mary Ellen Kuhn Mary Ellen Kuhn, executive editor and assistant director of publications, oversees the editorial content of Food Technology magazine.

Kelly Hensel Kelly Hensel, deputy managing editor, print and digital, leads Food Technology’s digital strategy and web-first publishing initiatives.

Julie Larson Bricher Julie Larson Bricher, science and technology editor, manages Food Technology’s applied science content, expert contributors, and podcast production.

Emily Little Emily Little, associate editor, delivers the Omnivore and New Products sections for the print issues of Food Technology, digital newsletter content, and podcast production.

All Episodes

EP 30: PFAS, BVO and Heavy Metals, Oh My!, Social Media for Product Development, Shark Tank Primetime Tips

Learn from the brightest minds in food science and top innovators in the food industry in the October episodes of the Omnivore podcast.

EP 29: 2024 Consumer Trends, Chef Spike Mendelsohn on Good Eating, The Soil-Nutrition Connection

Learn from the brightest minds in food science and the industry insiders who bring the know-how in the February 2024 episodes of the Omnivore podcast.

EP 28: FDA Talks Traceability, Part 2, Achieving Gender Equity

In this episode of Omnivore, Food Technology’s editorial team serves up fresh new content with stories and interviews taken from the December 2023/January 2024 print issue.

EP 27: What Consumers Want 2024, Reaching Net Zero, Blue Nalu’s Lou Cooperhouse on Innovation

In this episode of Omnivore, Food Technology’s editorial team serves up fresh new content with stories and interviews taken from the December 2023/January 2024 print issue.

EP 26: The Art of Science Communication, Josh Tetrick on Cultivated Meat, IFT FIRST Pitch Competition Winner, Disruption in the Backseat

In this “Best of 2023” episode of Omnivore, Food Technology revisits the top food science and thought leader interviews of the year.

EP 25: Regenerative Ag, Food Safety Change Agent, Inside the Genomics Institute

In this “Best of 2023” episode of Omnivore, Food Technology revisits the top food science and thought leader interviews of the year.

EP 24: IFT Appert Award Winner Fereidoon Shahidi on Food Waste; FDA on the Food Traceability Rule

This episode of Omnivore features all-new conversations on timely topics with leading food scientists and experts taken from the pages of the November 2023 issue of Food Technology magazine.

EP 23: Cultural Appropriation in R&D, 2024 Technology Forecast, A Certified Food Scientist’s Journey

This episode of Omnivore features all-new conversations on timely topics with leading food scientists and experts taken from the pages of the November 2023 issue of Food Technology magazine.

EP 22: Frank Yiannas on Netflix’s Poisoned, Bio-Derived Polymers in Packaging

Learn from the brightest minds in food science in the October episodes of the Omnivore podcast.

EP 21: Disruption in the Backseat, Fighting Food Insecurity, Flavor Trends for 2024

Learn from the brightest minds in food science in the October episodes of the Omnivore podcast

EP 20: Coca-Cola's Jason Richardson, Tasty Science, IFT FIRST Pitch Competition Winner

In this episode of Omnivore, our hosts interview food science thought leaders appearing in the pages of the September 2023 issue of Food Technology.

EP 19: Josh Tetrick on Cultivated Meat, IFT Expo Ingredient Trends, Why Phenology Matters

In this episode of Omnivore, our hosts interview food science thought leaders appearing in the pages of the September 2023 issue of Food Technology.

EP 18: Generational Marketing, FDA’s Food Traceability Rule, The ‘Skinny’ on Skinny Butcher

In this episode of Omnivore, our hosts interview food science thought leaders appearing in the pages of the August 2023 issue of Food Technology.

EP 17: Sustainable Product Positioning, Plant-Based Product Safety, Where NOVA Goes Awry

In this episode of Omnivore, our hosts interview food science thought leaders appearing in the pages of the August 2023 issue of Food Technology.

EP 16: Campbell’s Innovation Engine, Fun Snacks for Kids, Upcycled Ingredient Tips

In the July episodes of Omnivore, Food Technology magazine’s award-winning editors bring you into the room with a not-to-be-missed line-up of food scientists and industry thought leaders.

EP 15: Mars CSO Abigail Stevenson, Inside the Genomics Institute, Eco-Certification Programs

In the July episodes of Omnivore, Food Technology magazine’s award-winning editors bring you into the room with a not-to-be-missed line-up of food scientists and industry thought leaders.

EP 14: The Art of Science Communication, Citrus Greening Disease, Organic Acid Redux

In the June episodes of Omnivore, Food Technology magazine’s award-winning editors bring you into the room with a not-to-be-missed line-up of food scientists and industry thought leaders.

EP 13: Fighting Food Fraud, IFT FIRST Preview, The Accidental Food Scientist

In the June episodes of Omnivore, Food Technology magazine’s award-winning editors bring you into the room with a not-to-be-missed line-up of food scientists and industry thought leaders.

EP 12: Climate-Friendly Snacks, Foodservice Innovation, Global Food System Challenge

Listen to the latest stellar line-up of food science-meets-business experts in this episode of Omnivore fresh from the pages of the May 2023 issue of Food Technology magazine.

EP 11: Clean Label Seasonings, the Future of Food at SXSW, Healthy Food Labels

Listen to the latest stellar line-up of food science-meets-business experts in this episode of Omnivore fresh from the pages of the May 2023 issue of Food Technology magazine.

EP 10: The Jack in the Box Effect, Gluten-Free Breads, Marie Wright on Flavor

This episode of Omnivore features all-new conversations on timely topics with leading food scientists and industry experts taken from the pages of the April 2023 issue of Food Technology magazine.

EP 9: Food Safety Change Agent, Cool Tips on Freeze/Thaw, Top Trends for 2023

This episode of Omnivore features new conversations on timely topics with leading food scientists and industry experts taken from the pages of the April 2023 issue of Food Technology magazine.

EP 8: Nutrition for the Ages, Food for Women’s Health, Food as Medicine

In this episode of Omnivore, our hosts interview food science thought leaders appearing in the pages of the March 2023 issue of Food Technology.

EP 7: Regenerative Ag, Quinoa Flour Research, Processed Foods Debate

In this episode of Omnivore, our hosts interview food science thought leaders appearing in the pages of the March 2023 issue of Food Technology.

EP 6: Center Store Stats, the Salmonella Challenge, and AI for Product Development

In this episode of Omnivore, Food Technology’s editorial team highlights stories and interviews from the February print issue.

EP 5: Plant-Based Meat Challenges, Quality Pet Food Demand, Sensory Tech Toolkit

In this episode of Omnivore, Food Technology’s editorial team serves up new content with stories and interviews taken from the February print issue.

EP 4: Sandwiches on the Menu, Chemicals of Concern in Food Packaging, Meat Analogue Binders

In this episode of Omnivore, Food Technology’s editorial team gets in the New Year’s groove with stories and interviews taken from the January print issue.

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