Bill McDowell

Bill McDowell

June 2021

Volume 75, No. 5

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10 Food Trend Predictions for 2022

The editors at Food Technology magazine, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), have announced their predictions for the hottest food trends for 2022.

When Science Follows Technology

While canning is commonplace today, for that generation of food technologists it was a paradigmatic example of the power of science to change food for the better.

Ingredient Companies Seek Sodium Reduction Solutions

In October 2021, the FDA released new voluntary guidance on sodium reduction with the overarching goal of reducing consumption by 12% over the next two-and-a-half years.

North American Consumers Get Comfortable With Cannabis

What changes have occurred in the way Canadians perceive cannabis since it was legalized there in 2018? How do Canadian and U.S. consumers of cannabis and edibles compare?

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Top Packaging Challenges: Getting It and Making It Count

This column explores two top challenges facing the food packaging industry — procurement and alignment with consumer needs — and how investment in proactive solutions can guide rational decision-making and ensure food safety.

Better Food Through Neuroscience

A profile of startup Thimus, which is using neuroscience techniques to glean insights into consumers’ sensory perceptions and product preferences.

Adding Value, Cutting Waste

Kenyan entrepreneur Yvonne Otieno developed a successful fruit exporting business and introduced mobile drying operations.

Balancing the Global Diet

A profile of Wageningen University researcher Hannah van Zanten detailing her circular food system model.

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Nine Tips to Keep Food Safe This Fall

Labor Day weekend generally marks the unofficial end of summer in the United States, but it doesn’t have to mean the end of summer fun.

10 Common Culprits of Foodborne Illnesses

As a food consumer, there are many methods to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

A Historical Look at Food Safety

Here's a look at major food safety developments throughout the years. 

Food Science and Technology Research Gets a Long-Awaited Boost

The National Science Foundation’s new Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships fuels funding for the food-energy-water system and offers opportunities for IFT to weigh in.