IFT SciDish Podcast


Host Bruce Perkin and guest speakers Danielle Gallet and John Robinson examine different aspects of water, and how to ensure water quality and safety. What would the current water shortages in the southwest U.S. look like if it spread to the rest of the country? Are water-related problems taken seriously? How willing are consumers to reuse water? Listen as the guest speakers answer these questions and more!

Danielle Gallet

Danielle Gallet
Founding Principal, Waterwell, LLC 

Danielle Gallet

Danielle Gallet
Founding Principal, Waterwell, LLC 

Danielle Gallet is a water resource strategist and urban planner with over twenty years of project and business management experience. She was the Director of Water Resources for the Metropolitan Planning Council in Chicago before founding her own consulting firm, Waterwell. Gallet is also an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


John Robinson

John Robinson
Partner, Mazarine

John Robinson

John Robinson
Partner, Mazarine

John Robinson operates at the intersection of technology, venture investing, and water/ wastewater. He has experience in most end-user markets and has worked across nearly every technology vertical. John completed undergraduate studies at Denison University and graduate research at Johns Hopkins University.

 

Bruce Perkin

IFT Sci Dish Host: Bruce Perkin
Principal Scientist, Robust Food Solutions LLC

Bruce Perkin

IFT Sci Dish Host: Bruce Perkin
Principal Scientist, Robust Food Solutions LLC

Bruce Perkin is the principal scientist and operator of Robust Food Solutions LLC, a food science-based consultancy that has operated since 2017, providing strategic advice and hands-on support to food businesses in the areas of quality systems and food safety, innovation, product development, and organizational design.

Bruce is a Certified Food Scientist, a Certified HACCP practitioner, and is a Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence through the American Society for Quality. He is also a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual under the FSMA regulations. He has completed Food Defense training through the FDA and the FSPCA. Bruce is a past Chairperson of the Dallas /Fort Worth chapter of IFT, and also a past Chair of the Food Service Division of IFT. In addition, Bruce is a part-time Adjunct Professor at Texas Womens’ University teaching NPD, Food Science and Food Safety to Culinology students.

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Episode 33: Global Food System Challenge Growth Grant Winners

Join us to celebrate the Global Food System Challenge Growth Grant Winners. Representatives from Food Systems for the Future (FSF Institute), iDE Global, and the African Center for Technology Studies discuss their work and the role that the generous funding from Seeding The Future Foundation plays in helping to make healthier diets more accessible and empowers consumers to make choices benefitting both personal and planetary health.

Episode 32: Global Food System Challenge Grand Prize Winners

Join us to celebrate the Global Food System Challenge Grand Prize Winners. Representatives from the International Rice Research Institute, Solar Freeze, and WorldFish discuss their work and the role that the generous funding from Seeding The Future Foundation plays in helping to make healthier diets more accessible and empowers consumers to make choices benefitting both personal and planetary health.

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Episode 19: Bird Flu - Sorting Fact from Fiction

Bird Flu is a term that is used to describe the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

Episode 18: Alternative Meat and a More Sustainable Food System

Animal agriculture's impact on climate change can be addressed through sustainable food alternatives.

Episode 17: How barley and the promise of upcycling can redefine the food sector’s approach to nutrition and sustainability – Sponsored by EverGrain

Ancient grains have become a buzzword in the food and nutrition industries – and there's a reason that humankind has cultivated and utilized these grains for centuries.

Episode 16: Career Conversations: Starting Your Career in the Food Space

Are you looking to start a career in the food space? Join Bruce Perkin, Armetha Pihlstrom (Senior Director of U.S. and Canada Foodservice Sales at Future Farms) and Dr. Owen Carryl (Executive Recruiter/Head of the Food Industry Practice at Kaye/Bassman International) as they discuss tips and tricks on how to nurture your career!

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The global vanilla market is in flux: moving from undersupply to oversupply, and in the Wellness and personal health is on our minds now more than ever.